After a day off Wednesday, the Patriots returned to practice Thursday. And so too did Tom Brady.
The quarterback, who has routinely been sitting out Wednesday's practices the past few weeks, was on the field Thursday in full pads. He was held out of Tuesday's practice. Brady had been dealing with a foot sprain for a while now.
Elsewhere around the team, cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, guard Stephen Neal, Myron Pryor and Mike Wright were not spotted at the beginning of practice.