Many questions surround the New England Patriots as they get set to play New Orleans tonight in their second preseason game.One question is how much quarterback Tom Brady will play. Brady was only involved in the first two series a week ago and in Wednesday's practice took almost all the snaps with the first unit. Many believe to goal was to go against the Saints in their joint practice rather than in tonight's game. This means Jimmy Garoppolo should see significant time for the second week in a row.

The defense will also be a focus as it relates to their pass coverage. The Saints like to throw the ball deep which seems to be a problem so far for the Pats secondary. The front five were unable to put much pressure on Green Bay a week ago and needs to improve as a way to bolster the pass defense.

Remember that you can hear tonight's game live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket with coverage starting at 4:30pm.

Below is a list of players not expected to play tonight because of injuries and rehab.
RUNNING BACK

Travaris Cadet

FULLBACK

Eric Kettani

WIDE RECEIVER

Julian Edelman

Brandon LaFell (PUP)

Brian Tyms

Aaron Dobson

TIGHT END

Jake Bequette

Scott Chandler

OFFENSIVE LINE

Marcus Cannon

Caylin Hauptmann

Bryan Stork

Ryan Wendell (PUP)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Chris Jones (PUP)

Joe Vellano

DEFENSIVE END

Trey Flowers

Rufus Johnson

LINEBACKER

Dane Fletcher (PUP)

Eric Martin

CORNERBACK

Darryl Roberts