Bill Belichick was asked what Tom Brady was able to do in practice on Thursday.
“Play quarterback, the usual thing,” Belichick said.
He’ll play quarterback on Sunday too, if there was any doubt. The Patriots list Brady as probable despite the injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
Starting offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer (foot) and guard Logan Mankins (knee) will both be out for the Patriots against Buffalo. 16 players are listed as questionable.
New England will wrap up the No. 1 seed with a victory over Buffalo. Getting Mankins and Vollmer back for the playoffs will go a long way towards determining whether the Patriots win their first playoff game since the 2007 season.