Patriots QB Tom Brady is with the team in Carolina and the word is he will play some tonight against the Panthers. This is the third preseason game for the Patriots and Brady has yet to play.

CSNNE.com is reporting that Brady will play.

To date, Jimmy Garoppolo has played 84 snaps while rookie Jacoby Brissett has taken 54.

Meanwhile, the Patriots have made a trade with the Cleveland Browns to get linebacker Barkevious Mingo, a former overall #6 first round pick in the draft.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Pats will give up a 5th round pick in 2017.

Mingo was selected by the Browns in 2013 but has never lived up to his draft hype. He has just seven sacks in three seasons. Mingo started a total of 16 games in Cleveland.

The Patriots are hoping he might give them some pass rushing help. Keep in mind, the Pats LB Rob Ninkovich is dealing with a tricep injury.

NOTE: The Patriots play their third preseason game tonight at Carolina. Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket starts at 4:30pm.