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Report: Tom Brady To Play Tonight Against Chicago Bears

Is Tom Brady playing tonight? The 39-year-old star, who sat out the New England Patriots' preseason opener and is suspended for the first four games of the regular season, will play in tonight's exhibition game against the Chicago Bears, according to a report.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Heraldreported the news, welcome information for Patriots fans asking "Is Tom Brady playing tonight?" Brady, who is suspended for the Pats' first four games due to his involvement in Deflategate, sat out the team's first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints after a death in the family.

Backup Jimmy Garoppolo started against the Saints and will start in Brady's absence when the regular season gets underway.

Brady is coming off a 2015 season where he threw for 4,770 yards and 36 touchdowns against just seven interceptions.