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Tom Brady misses start of Patriots’ practice

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Although there are no indications that he’s injured, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed the start of today’s practice.

The Patriots also announced that Brady’s press conference, previously scheduled for today, has been pushed back to Friday.

The only two players who didn’t appear at the start of practice were Brady and long snapper Danny Aiken, and one possible explanation is that Brady and Aiken stayed inside the team facility to get some work done together in case Brady has to serve as New England’s holder on extra points and field goals on Sunday, as he did last weekend after punter Ryan Allen got hurt.

Another possible explanation is that Brady and Aiken were sent home early because they’re sick. Aiken and Brady were both reportedly sick last week, although from all indications, neither player’s illness is serious.

In any event, there’s no reason to believe Brady won’t be ready to go on Sunday in Denver.

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41 Responses to “Tom Brady misses start of Patriots’ practice”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 15, 2014 12:14 PM

    Just from the rumpled look, I’d say he was tied up with Giselle.

  2. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Jan 15, 2014 12:16 PM

    Montana was better.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:20 PM

    Brady’s busy practicing punts leave him alone.

    Lol

  4. bostonian13 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:23 PM

    Hey 2001blahblahblahasterik guy, must be a Jets fan.

    Brady >>>>> every Jets quarterback….combined.

  5. cjspiller12 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:25 PM

    Cry me a river.

  6. ravenswhat says: Jan 15, 2014 12:26 PM

    Does he really need to practice handing the ball off?

  7. pksoze says: Jan 15, 2014 12:28 PM

    Probably filling an uggs commercial.

  8. pksoze says: Jan 15, 2014 12:29 PM

    Probably filming an Uggs commercial.

  9. marvsleezy says: Jan 15, 2014 12:31 PM

    Such a great franchise. Hard to believe they havnt won more Superbowls. Sad really, so much talent wasted.

  10. bostonian13 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:34 PM

    It’s hard to believe how much hate a winner gets compared to a guy who gets no knock for barely winning and making crappy commercials for crappy commercials.

  11. municrew says: Jan 15, 2014 12:35 PM

    So if Brady and Aiken are in the building working on snaps, that constitutes missing practice? I can’t believe teams keep paying all their long snappers, punters, and kickers to show up and do long snap drills and not practice! Maybe Brady and Aiken are repeatedly watching the Cowboy’s 2007 playoff tape…

  12. blamatina says: Jan 15, 2014 12:35 PM

    Bench him

  13. citizenstrange says: Jan 15, 2014 12:38 PM

    He was probably taking in a Broadway matinĂ©e of the “Bridges of Madison County.” Like how he went to see “Lombardi” before losing to the Jets in the 2010 playoffs.

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 15, 2014 12:41 PM

    Probably eating macaroni with Bob Kraft. Brady paid since Bob doesn’t own the food company or so I’ve been told…

  15. bostonian13 says: Jan 15, 2014 12:44 PM

    Whoops. For crappy pizza* you get it…

  16. azarkhan says: Jan 15, 2014 12:44 PM

    Calling all Patriot-hating trolls! Sooooeeeey!

  17. matiberio says: Jan 15, 2014 12:46 PM

    next, he goes on IR…

  18. whatnojets says: Jan 15, 2014 12:47 PM

    Fine the bum for being late!!

  19. ampats says: Jan 15, 2014 12:51 PM

    Anyone who has followed the Patriots knows as the season goes on TB tends to take Wednesday’s off to give his shoulder extra rest. Especially after hearing that the Donkey’s signed Marquice Cole and Mike Adams big mouth I have a feeling that Brady may be throwing several more passes than last week and is giving it some rest.

  20. 6ball says: Jan 15, 2014 12:53 PM

    .
    @cjspiller

    “cry me a river ”

    Sorry, no time. I’m busy researching whether Tom Brady’s lifetime record of 22-2 versus the Bills constitutes a league record also.

    # myseasonendsinSept

    .

  21. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 15, 2014 1:06 PM

    Cut ‘em! We want Rohan Davey!

  22. 87hollywoodhorn says: Jan 15, 2014 1:06 PM

    21ST century Troy Aikman

  23. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 15, 2014 1:11 PM

    Big Ben is better.

  24. kd75 says: Jan 15, 2014 1:13 PM

    Ryan Mallett!

  25. dartmouthstevens says: Jan 15, 2014 1:21 PM

    BB 2 TB12: You are sick. Go watch film
    BB 2 Aiken: You’re sick, go inside and snap snap snap until you have pick off a quarter at 15 yards, 9 of out 10 times

  26. jtgush says: Jan 15, 2014 1:23 PM

    Brady was playing with his Long Snapper……..
    hehehehe…..filling up his center……..

  27. justintuckrule says: Jan 15, 2014 1:25 PM

    Can’t stand the pats but I want them to win for 2 reasons:

    1) makes our lombardis shine brighter and
    2) even I’m sick of hearing about spy gate

  28. joetoronto says: Jan 15, 2014 1:25 PM

    Not hatin, just sayin, Montana was definitely better.

  29. ruthlessburgher says: Jan 15, 2014 1:26 PM

    Brandon Spikes thinks that Brady should be put on I.R. for showing up late to practice.

  30. ianwetpantscom says: Jan 15, 2014 1:28 PM

    OMG!!!!!!

    Fine him!!!!

  31. therooneyskilledwebster says: Jan 15, 2014 1:35 PM

    Big Bendover…Pats at Pitt in 2 AFC title games 2-0…they also put 55 on the Terrible Towelettes this year as your once proud franchise sunk to another 8-8 campaign. Congrats on being the 3rd best team in your division with your mastermind of a coach at the helm. In NE they say Fear the Hoodie. In Pitt they say Fear the Sideline.

  32. thewiz37 says: Jan 15, 2014 1:46 PM

    After missing practice, the Patriots and Brady have mutually agreed to an IR designation as opposed to an outright release. This wasn’t his first “infraction.”

  33. thedarkness1970 says: Jan 15, 2014 1:53 PM

    Funny how the linebacker was made an example of for being late. As usual team justice is not the same for all

  34. mingyabro says: Jan 15, 2014 1:55 PM

    Whats the matter people, dont like winners? I know, s*ucks to see the Pats in the AFC Championship for the third consecutive year doesnt it? Must be due to all the illegal taping eh? S*ucks to have to resort to hate and excuses for why a team is always good…lol

    Another little nugget for you to chew on is that we are the only team to make the playoffs the past 5 years, and would be more as we are the only 11-5 team not to make it back in 2008.

    U jealous bro? Dont hate, congratulate! Hating on a guy because he is successful, married to a supemodel and was drafted #199 overall. Success story people, enjoy it!

  35. thedarkness1970 says: Jan 15, 2014 1:57 PM

    Linebacker put on IR for being late. Mallet should be starting

  36. brazzz01 says: Jan 15, 2014 2:06 PM

    Last time Brady was sick around AFC Championship time he whooped the Steelers in their own house.

    #justsayin

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 15, 2014 2:06 PM

    What do you mean, he absolutely is practicing with his team for the SB run. His team is out on the field playing their hearts out while he’s not showing up. Sounds like the last 10 years.

  38. rubenxx7 says: Jan 15, 2014 2:07 PM

    he will beat peyton on sunday thats all that matters

  39. weepingjebus says: Jan 15, 2014 2:09 PM

    He was probably up in Denver delivering mail to Manning’s house. There’s a long running prank between the two where in the week before a matchup Brady quickly switches costumes around Manning’s neighborhood to make Manning think everyone looks like Brady. Mailman? Brady. Pizza guy? Brady. Groundskeeper? Brady. After a while Manning has a psychotic episode, which Brady of course finds hilarious.

  40. u4iadman says: Jan 15, 2014 3:08 PM

    Montana = best, and no * behind the wins.

  41. jbellsup says: Jan 15, 2014 3:14 PM

    Typical entitled NE/Boston fans. Same story evey year. Not gonna happen this week guys. Too many weapons for your soft D to handle.

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