Brady missing from Patriots OTAs

Updated: May 20, 2009, 9:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Kevin O'Connell is still the backup quarterback for the New England Patriots.

This time it's intentional.

O'Connell moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 last year when Tom Brady was injured in the season opener and Matt Cassel was promoted to starter. Cassel was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason, and now O'Connell will be the one who steps in if Brady is hurt.

"Last year was an unfortunate situation, but I was able to get a lot of repetitions ...

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