Patriots say Brady’s absence is not injury related

Reuters

Tom Brady “dinged” his shoulder during Saturday’s win over the Dolphins and he missed practice Wednesday, but the Patriots say those two events are not related.

Brady’s absence was officially listed as was “not injury related” on the injury report released Wednesday. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot) and guard Logan Mankins (knee) also missed practice.

If Brady’s shoulder didn’t keep him out of practice, we’re not sure what the reason was for his absence. (We assume it wasn’t his interview with Chris Berman.)

Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reported Brady had his shoulder examined Saturday, but the team deemed that Brady was “all set.”

It sounds like Brady is still fully expected to start Sunday against the Bills.