Tom Brady returns to practice

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session.  Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reported Brady is suffering from a foot sprain, but there is no doubt he’ll start against the Steelers.

The Patriots could also get safety Patrick Chung and running back Fred Taylor back in the mix.  Taylor practiced for a second straight day, while Chung told ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss that his chances of playing this week are a “lot better.”

Florio took the Patriots to pull off an upset in Pittsburgh in our PFT Picks, while I took the home team.