Moss, three other Patriots disciplined for being late to meeting

NFL notes

Cowboys' Adams fined $50,000

Eagles coach Reid gets extension

December 10, 2009|By From Sun news services

Tom Brady wants his teammates to prepare harder to keep a playoff berth from slipping away. On Wednesday, Randy Moss and three key defensive players didn't even make it to practice.

Moss and linebackers Adalius Thomas, Gary Guyton and Derrick Burgess were sent home after showing up late for an 8 a.m. team meeting, according to the Web site of the Providence Journal.

"That's [coach Bill Belichick's] decision," said Brady, who made it to work despite a moderate snowfall that caused traffic snarls. "I've got to do my job. I've got plenty of things to do. Like I said, I've got to show up every day and bring whatever I have - the energy and the leadership that I have - to this team, because that's what all those guys [do]. That's what our job is."

Brady went to work the day after his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, gave birth to their son.

COWBOYS: The NFL fined left tackle Flozell Adams $50,000 for shoving Giants defensive end Justin Tuck in the back, a person familiar with the fine told the Associated Press.

EAGLES: Coach Andy Reid received a three-year contract extension through 2013. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Reid reportedly will earn between $5 million and $6 million per season.

REDSKINS: Quinton Ganther will start Sunday's game at Oakland, becoming the team's fourth starting running back this season. Ganther moves ahead of Rock Cartwright, who started the past two games.

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