Brady expected to play in Bucs' preseason finale

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is expected to play in Saturday's third and final preseason game against the Colts.

Tom Brady expected to play Saturday in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' preseason finale 1:35 PM ET Jenna LaineESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is expected to play in Saturday's third and final preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts . Coach Todd Bowles did not say that Brady would play outright, but when asked Thursday if his star quarterback will play, he responded: "Everyone who is healthy will play." Brady is healthy and practiced in full Thursday, as well as on Monday and Tuesday this week. Bowles said he doesn't believe Brady had much ground to make up this week after missing 11 days for a prearranged break for personal reasons. The seven-time Super Bowl champion hasn't addressed the media since returning to the team Monday. While he was away, Brady missed two preseason games that Bowles has said the quarterback would not have played in even if he were with the team.