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Tom Brady 'excited' about getting back on field

Tom Brady just wants to move on.

Making his first public comments since the DeflateGate court ruling, the Patriots quarterback said he is focused on preparing for Thursday's season opener against the Steelers. He also recognized his family, friends and Patriots owner Bob Kraft for their support.

"Everything that's happened over the past seven months, obviously I have a lot of personal feelings, but I really don't care to share many of those," Brady said yesterday.

"I really care to think about what I need to do going forward. We've got a lot of guys in this locker room who worked really hard to get to this point, and so have I, and I'm excited to be able to go out there and do it."

Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game was overturned Thursday by a federal judge who criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for going what he said was "far beyond" the investigative conclusions of attorney Ted Wells.

Brady said the NFL's decision to appeal the ruling is "their choice."

"I think that's just part of this process," he said. "My part is to get ready to play football, and that's what I'm really excited to do."

Broncos waive BallThe Broncos waived running back Montee Ball and center Gino Gradkowski to make room for two players they were awarded off waivers. They bolstered their O-line by claiming center James Ferentz, who was cut by the Texans, and added tight end Mitchell Henry from the Packers.

Ball, a second-round pick in 2013, never lived up to expectations after an NCAA-record 83 touchdowns at Wisconsin.

Eagles get their third QB

The Eagles added a third quarterback when they were awarded Stephen Morris off waivers from the Jaguars. The Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals on Friday and released Tim Tebow on Saturday. Morris went undrafted out of the University of Miami in 2014 and spent the season on Jacksonville's practice squad.

Cowboys trade for RB

The Cowboys acquired running back Christine Michael from Seattle in a trade. Michael, a second-round pick in the 2013 draft, was sent to Dallas for a conditional 2016 draft pick . . . The Browns traded running back Terrance West, a third-round pick in 2014, to the Titans for a seventh-round pick in the 2016 draft. -- AP

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