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Patriots' Brady dings shoulder

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left Friday night’s exhibition game with a sore throwing shoulder, the result of a crushing hit by 350-pound Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

Brady’s right shoulder was pressed to the ground by Haynesworth on an incomplete pass late in the first half of the Patriots’ 27-24 win in Landover, Md.

Brady went to the bench, where he flexed and rotated his arm as the half came to a close. He did not play in the second half, even though most of the first-team offense returned for the first drive of the third quarter.

Brady completed 12 of 19 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He’s returning after missing nearly all of last season with a major knee injury.

Randy Moss had his way with the Redskins secondary, catching six passes for 90 yards and both of Brady’s TDs.

Redskins QB Jason Campbell, who was feeling the heat after failing to lead the first-team offense to a touchdown in the first two exhibition games, finished a hot-and-cold 13-of-22 for 209 yards. He ran for a 4-yard TD and led another touchdown drive.

The game was decided by Stephen Gostkowski’s 31-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining.

Packers 44, at Cardinals 37

Matt Leinart threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter but couldn’t complete a two-point conversion that would have given Arizona the lead in the final minute after the Cardinals rallied from a 38-10 halftime deficit.

After connecting with Jason Wright on an 11-yard TD pass with 38 seconds remaining to make it 38-37, Leinart’s pass to Early Doucet on the two-point conversion attempt fell incomplete.

The Cardinals then tried to recover their second consecutive onside kick, but Green Bay’s Ruvell Martin returned it 39 yards for the clinching touchdown.

Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings left the game early in the first quarter after a blow to the head.

Jennings was hurt when he was sandwiched by the Cardinals’ Bryant McFadden and Aaron Francisco after catching a 25-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers.

Extra points

Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall, openly unhappy with the Denver Broncos, was suspended by the team for the rest of the preseason for what coach Josh McDaniels called “detrimental” conduct. … The NFL ruled that the video boards at the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium can remain 90 feet above the field – at least for this season. … Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams was diagnosed with a bruised left shoulder after an X-ray and MRI exam showed no structural damage. … Chicago Bears defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek will be placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL in his right knee.

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