Tom Brady, Dion Lewis back at practice for Patriots

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady remained on the injury report with a thigh issue on Thursday, but his practice status took a step in the right direction.

Brady was listed as a limited participant in the team’s second session of the week. He didn’t practice at all on Wednesday as the team began their week of on-field preparations for the regular season finale against the Dolphins.

Running back Dion Lewis was also back on the field after being absent on Wednesday due to an illness and the Patriots have removed him from the injury report altogether so he’s right on track to play this weekend. How much he, Brady and other key parts of the roster will play remains to be seen although coach Bill Belichick indicated earlier this week that no one would be held out if they were healthy enough to play.

That group may not include wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell. The rookie remained out of practice with a knee injury, which could mean an uptick in snaps for Michael Floyd in his third week with the team.

77 responses to “Tom Brady, Dion Lewis back at practice for Patriots

  1. Wanna know the difference between stat boy brady and elliott for mvp ? Stat boy is still out there in a blowout looking for his next 3 yard slant for a td. Zeke is pulled from a game he had 80 yards on 11 carries in. He easily would have gone for a duece with a couple f more tds.
    MVP voting way it should be:
    Elliott hands down
    Antonio Brown
    Dak Prescott
    Tom Brady

  2. terripet says:
    Dec 29, 2016 4:59 PM
    Miami 27 Pats 20 Brady breaks his Arm
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    Brady doesn’t play defense so Miami scoring 27 is a pipe dream….& Brady could break both arms & be in a wheelchair & still put up over 20 points vs Miami…..

  3. The most interesting stats i have seen on new england in awhile
    1. The Patriots ” great” defense has played 60% of their games agains teams in the bottom third of offensive rankings in the NFL

    2. The best one yet ? Since Belichick took over New England who is the best QB that played in the AFC least other than Brady ? …..CHAD PENNINGTON ! and you wonder why they win the division every year.

  4. terripet says:
    Dec 29, 2016 4:59 PM
    Miami 27 Pats 20 Brady breaks his arm
    —————————————————–

    Always classy wishing injury on a player.

  5. I find it funny how Blount gets released then goes on to win a super bowl with the cheaters and is close to leading the league in rushing.

    Him and Belicheat no doubt conspired the move. Probably know all of the Steelers play calls and playbook too.

  6. Donna Shula couldn’t come up with a defensive game plan for 20 years when he had a good qb! Belicheck does every week! He slams Beelicheck every chance he gets, so classless! Bill takes the high road….

  7. Give poor Terripet a break. She’s a Bills fan and after Taylor made it clear he’s getting his 30 mil one way or another today she has to be in a horrible mood. All she has left is wishing harm on a Pats player. The fact that she and her Bills have sunk so low is to be pitied.

  8. I was shocked to learn that the Pat’s Defense was number 1!

    But then I learned the Pat’s are 32 in strength of schedule for 2016.

    This season was setup for NE to get to the SB. That’s no accident. Perhaps that’s why Kraft didn’t fight the NFL, because the fix was in.

    Bad enough NE plays Buffalo, Jets, and Miami 6 games out of 16 every year. That’s the equivalent of a being given 6 games every year. And now the strength of schedule reflects NE gets the same treatment for their entire 2016 schedule. Nice schedule if you can get it NE!

  9. Don’t know what’s sadder, posters who still don’t understand there was no tampering , or those who post juvenile comments regarding another person getting harmed.
    Both are pretty pathetic and sad.

  10. Seattle’s strength of schedule is ranked 29th (Sagarin) so although many teams might be able to complain about scheduling, Seattle is not among them.

    You lost. Man up, admit it, and move on.

  11. skawh says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:44 PM
    I was shocked to learn that the Pat’s Defense was number 1!

    But then I learned the Pat’s are 32 in strength of schedule for 2016.

    This season was setup for NE to get to the SB. That’s no accident. Perhaps that’s why Kraft didn’t fight the NFL, because the fix was in.

    Bad enough NE plays Buffalo, Jets, and Miami 6 games out of 16 every year. That’s the equivalent of a being given 6 games every year. And now the strength of schedule reflects NE gets the same treatment for their entire 2016 schedule. Nice schedule if you can get it NE!

    ____________________

    As it has been for the last 15 years, the Patriots winning pct was better OUTSIDE their division than in it this year. The “AFC East is weak” argument is about as credible as bigfoot. For their out of division schedule they played six of ten games against teams that made the playoffs last year.

  12. tgoat12 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:35 PM
    Donna Shula couldn’t come up with a defensive game plan for 20 years when he had a good qb! Belicheck does every week! He slams Beelicheck every chance he gets, so classless! Bill takes the high road….
    ======
    Well, he did have the killer B’s, one of the top rated defenses at the time, and road them to the super bowl.

  13. “I was shocked to learn that the Pat’s Defense was number 1!

    But then I learned the Pat’s are 32 in strength of schedule for 2016.”

    Sad that the more the Pats win the more people like you lie since all your myths about the Pats have been disproven. Funny that you claim the Pats “cheat” but you cheat in your posts with lies about them.

    A simple search of nfl.com reveals that Pats had the 9th hardest strength of schedule this year.

    The Packers actually had the weakest strength of schedule. Your Seahawks had the 5th toughest.

  14. skawh says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:44 PM
    I was shocked to learn that the Pat’s Defense was number 1!

    But then I learned the Pat’s are 32 in strength of schedule for 2016.

    This season was setup for NE to get to the SB. That’s no accident. Perhaps that’s why Kraft didn’t fight the NFL, because the fix was in.

    Bad enough NE plays Buffalo, Jets, and Miami 6 games out of 16 every year. That’s the equivalent of a being given 6 games every year. And now the strength of schedule reflects NE gets the same treatment for their entire 2016 schedule. Nice schedule if you can get it NE!

    —–

    Are you actually a football fan? Because if you are, you’d know how the NFL schedule is done. It’s prearranged, with only 2 random games out of 16. Other than those 2 games, you could, all things staying the same, know who your team is playing in 2025.

    But that’s doesn’t fit your conspiracy theory, so I assume you’ll just ignore the truth for your fantasy lol.

  15. Are you just playing ignorant or do you really not understand the NFL schedule formula. I can predict what teams the Pats will play in ten years (with the exception of 3 same place finishes as the pats in the AFC). It’s such a moronic statement that you must be playin

  16. Shawh

    ‘This season was setup for NE to get to the SB. That’s no accident. Perhaps that’s why Kraft didn’t fight the NFL, because the fix was in.’

    You do realize (what am I thinking – of course you don’t) that 14 of every teams 16 game schedule is predetermined for the next 20 years or until the league is realigned. The other 2 games are also predetermined from the previous years divisional standings.

    And as far as the Pats division being weak, a big reason that those other 3 teams end up having poor records is BECAUSE they play the Pats twice every year AND they have to make organizational and personnel moves to try to keep pace with the best run team in the NFL.

    Just thought I would pass along some FACTS to you……..sorry, forgot that you’re a hater who is dealing with jealousy.

  17. Brady can never practice during the week but oh can he play 4 quarters come Sunday. “Stat Boy Tommy” is never pulled from a game and is on a vengeance to break Manning’s many records.

  18. NE fans don’t realize there is an updated strength of schedule updated weekly. As of this week Denver is number 1 having played the strongest teams this year. NE is number 32 for having played the weakest. Don’t take my word. Do a search, that’s how I found the info. Don’t shoot the messenger, it is what it is.

  19. Do any pro athletes come out of those weak little small time high schools in new england? When is the last time a major college football coach ever went to a podunk new england high school to recruit a player? The most unathletic joke region in the country. No player on the patriots us from anywhere near the weak new England region.no wonder patriot fans have such massive inferiority complexes.

  20. I was just reading the stats and see that the big, bad Dolphin defense gave up 589 yards and 31 points to the lowly Bills last week?

    Obviously Suh must have been out with an illness or injury?

  21. So let’s see….

    Tonight we have just about all of the idiots in one neat sack.

    We’ve got the bandwagoneers.
    We’ve got the AFC Leasters.
    We’ve got the spygators.
    We’ve got the deflators.
    We’ve got the injury wishers.
    We’ve got the pats fan imposters.
    We’ve got the incorrect “fact”ers.

    It must be close to playoff time.

  22. vancouversportsbro says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:32 PM
    I find it funny how Blount gets released then goes on to win a super bowl with the cheaters and is close to leading the league in rushing.

    Him and Belicheat no doubt conspired the move. Probably know all of the Steelers play calls and playbook too.
    ————————————————————–

    I’d love to hear the part about how they conspired to force every other team to pass on Blount on waivers.

    Doosh.

  23. theringisthething says:
    Dec 29, 2016 6:26 PM
    Shawh

    ‘This season was setup for NE to get to the SB. That’s no accident. Perhaps that’s why Kraft didn’t fight the NFL, because the fix was in.’

    You do realize (what am I thinking – of course you don’t) that 14 of every teams 16 game schedule is predetermined for the next 20 years or until the league is realigned. The other 2 games are also predetermined from the previous years divisional standings.

    And as far as the Pats division being weak, a big reason that those other 3 teams end up having poor records is BECAUSE they play the Pats twice every year AND they have to make organizational and personnel moves to try to keep pace with the best run team in the NFL.

    Just thought I would pass along some FACTS to you……..sorry, forgot that you’re a hater who is dealing with jealousy.

    ———
    You have to realize that Seahawks’ fans don’t understand this stuff as they have only been watching the NFL for three years now….

  24. You know things are going well for your team when fans of other teams are compelled to bash them.

    Thanks for reminding me how good us Pat’s fans have it.

    Happy New Year!

  25. thermanmerman99 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:03 PM

    Do any pro athletes come out of those weak little small time high schools in new england? When is the last time a major college football coach ever went to a podunk new england high school to recruit a player? The most unathletic joke region in the country. No player on the patriots us from anywhere near the weak new England region.no wonder patriot fans have such massive inferiority complexes.
    ——————————————————–
    Now you are reaching. Spewing nonsense with no facts or relevancy is a sure sign of jealousy, frustration and a small package. Have a nice off season!

  26. Like the vast majority of Americans when I hear the the name Tom Brady I think cheater.

    =========================================
    You seem to be confusing TB12 with Manning!

  27. vancouversportsbro says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:32 PM
    I find it funny how Blount gets released then goes on to win a super bowl with the cheaters and is close to leading the league in rushing.

    Him and Belicheat no doubt conspired the move. Probably know all of the Steelers play calls and playbook too.

    ——

    All you have proven is that Bradshaw was correct…Tomlin is not a great coach. Good analysis.

  28. skawh says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:44 PM
    I was shocked to learn that the Pat’s Defense was number 1!

    But then I learned the Pat’s are 32 in strength of schedule for 2016.

    Bad enough NE plays Buffalo, Jets, and Miami 6 games out of 16 every year. That’s the equivalent of a being given 6 games every year. And now the strength of schedule reflects NE gets the same treatment for their entire 2016 schedule. Nice schedule if you can get it NE!
    =============

    It is always disappointing when a liar’s pants do not actually catch on fire. As it has been over the last 10 years the weakest division in the NFL is the NFCW. The 2 softest parts of NE’s schedule were actually set in stone back in 1992. When it was decided that come 2016 they would be playing the pitiful NFCW and Brady’s personal tomato can, the AFCN. It’s amazing how the league knew in ’92 that Kraft would buy the team and hire The Hoodie who would in turn draft The GOAT who would own the AFCN. For the past 4 seasons NE has lost as many times in 6 division games as it has to the rest of the league in 10. But the still mad bro little 12 knows all that, she has been corrected on it many times. I think she should once again explain to us how Belichick is a racist for having white receivers, at least that was funny.

  29. justsayin70 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:19 PM
    As they say in show business, Tom, break a leg. No really, break a leg.
    ===================

    How’s that SB repeat effort going?

  30. skawh says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:01 PM
    NE fans don’t realize there is an updated strength of schedule updated weekly. As of this week Denver is number 1 having played the strongest teams this year. NE is number 32 for having played the weakest. Don’t take my word. Do a search, that’s how I found the info. Don’t shoot the messenger, it is what it is.

    ———

    Says the guy whose team plays in the same division as the powerhouse 49ers, Rams, and Cardinals. What did they win, a combined 12 games so far? Talk about a cake walk schedule.

  31. I find it funny how Blount gets released then goes on to win a super bowl with the cheaters and is close to leading the league in rushing.

    Him and Belicheat no doubt conspired the move. Probably know all of the Steelers play calls and playbook too.

    ——-

    It is funny how crappy the Steelers front office is to let him go. Or maybe old man Rooney is just senile.

  32. The Truth says:
    Dec 29, 2016 5:23 PM

    Since Belichick took over New England who is the best QB that played in the AFC least other than Brady ? …..CHAD PENNINGTON ! and you wonder why they win the division every year.
    ————————————————————-
    This is incorrect. Since Belichick took over, the best QB in the AFC East other than Brady is Jimmy Garapollo.

  33. 72DolphinsStillUnmatched says:
    Dec 29, 2016 6:55 PM

    There were no Patriots fans before 2001 just angry Red Sox fans dealing with Yankee domination, this Boston bandwagon group is the biggest in pro sports history.lol

    ———————————————————-

    I think the Miami bandwagon group is the BIGGEST in pro sports history…The Magic City is home for jumpers!

  34. It’s amazing how one or two Dolphin fans can create dozens of profiles just to troll New England with the same lame arguments.

    Fact is, New England is 13-2 and secured their 11th first round bye of the Brady/Belichick era.

  35. where is this “stat boy” tom sh coming from? if anyone played for stats it was pylon peyton, who crawled across the finish line of his career.

    also lol at the guy who came here to argue that, because new england high school football stinks, so do the patriots. wow, mensa is really out in full force on this one.

  36. justsayin70 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:19 PM
    As they say in show business, Tom, break a leg. No really, break a leg.

    —————————————–

    Same genius who wished injury on Carr….he’s very jealous that the GOAT and the Pats are, as usual in the playoffs, while his donkeys sit at home trying to figure out how to fit elway’s face on a mirror.

  37. The 2001 bandwagon comments always crack me up. A 15 year bandwagon ride? Even those of us that have been here since the Sullivans can’t make fun of the people that joined us in ’01 anymore.

  38. thermanmerman99 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:03 PM

    no wonder patriot fans have such massive inferiority complexes.
    ==================

    One would expect the one thing a trolling colts fan would be an expert on is an inferiority complex. Yet here’s one failing to understand what confidence looks like. Winning isn’t just a habit for the current generation of Pats fans, after 2o years as the winningest team in pro sports it’s become their birthright.

  39. justsayin70 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 8:43 PM
    A thread like this merely proves just how asinine and insufferable pats’ fans are.
    ==================

    This from the donks fan that wants to see Brady break a leg.

  40. I predict Brady retires at the end of the season. It’s very likely he goes out on top too. Brady isn’t going to play forever, and he’s not going to create a media circus once he decides to hang em up. He doesn’t want all the attention and he would never become the distraction that would go along with announcing it ahead of time. The reason he said he’d play ten more years was to shut all the talk down.

  41. Brady is always about manufactured drama. He always has to be in Victim Mode with an ax to grind. See latest “comeback” from sitting out one day of practice. PULEEEEEAAAAASSSSSS! This guy needs more attention than Camera Newton.

  42. 8oneanddones says:
    Dec 29, 2016 8:13 PM
    It’s amazing how one or two Dolphin fans can create dozens of profiles just to troll New England with the same lame arguments.

    Fact is, New England is 13-2 and secured their 11th first round bye of the Brady/Belichick era.
    ————————–

    This

  43. VenerableAxiom says:
    Dec 29, 2016 6:15 PM

    Well, he did have the killer B’s, one of the top rated defenses at the time, and road them to the super bowl.
    ————————————————————-
    With the greatest coach of all time, Dan “the greatest QB of all time” Marino, and the “Killer B” defense, it is no wonder that Miami piled up all those SB titles in the 80’s and 90’s.

  44. ishavedbradyslegs says:
    Dec 29, 2016 11:56 PM

    Brady is always about..blah…blah…blah…This guy needs more attention than…blah…blah…blah…

    All that blah, yet you have a handle designed to attract Brady attention.

    Is it for the joy of irony or hypocrisy, or is it just stupidity?

  45. So let’s see….

    Tonight we have just about all of the idiots in one neat sack.

    We’ve got the bandwagoneers.
    We’ve got the AFC Leasters.
    We’ve got the spygators.
    We’ve got the deflators.
    We’ve got the injury wishers.
    We’ve got the pats fan imposters.
    We’ve got the incorrect “fact”ers.

    It must be close to playoff time.
    =====================================

    Let’s not forget the ‘dink and dunk passers’

  46. thermanmerman99 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:03 PM
    Do any pro athletes come out of those weak little small time high schools in new england?
    +++++++++++++++

    How about the last QB of your Charmin soft colts with a winning record? Does he count? You really aren’t very good at this

  47. So let’s see…..

    Tonight we got the usual Pats homers who deny cheating because it’s the Patriot way. Pats homers with multiple accounts because it’s quite boring up in NE in mom’s basement. Ever notice how fat people are in NE?

  48. skawh says:
    Dec 29, 2016 7:01 PM

    NE fans don’t realize there is an updated strength of schedule updated weekly. As of this week Denver is number 1 having played the strongest teams this year. NE is number 32 for having played the weakest. Don’t take my word. Do a search, that’s how I found the info. Don’t shoot the messenger, it is what it is.
    ————————————————
    And the Seahacks are 31, so what? No team is responsible for how incompetent their competition is. 14 of 16 games have been engraved in stone since 2002, for every team. It would take only 2 minutes to figure out every team’s schedule for any year you wish, barring league realignments or changing number of regular season games. Try it and educate yourself. Stop being a moron.

  49. superpatriotsfan says:
    Dec 30, 2016 10:56 AM

    So let’s see…..

    Tonight we got the usual Pats homers who deny cheating because it’s the Patriot way. Pats homers with multiple accounts because it’s quite boring up in NE in mom’s basement. Ever notice how fat people are in NE?
    ————————————
    Says the sad little Jests fan. Enjoy the Super Bowl from your couch… oh, that’s right, you can’t see the TV from a fetal position.

  50. thermanmerman99 says:

    Do any pro athletes come out of those weak little small time high schools in New England?

    ===============================

    a few

    Nick Buonoconti
    Howie Long
    Tom Glavine
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Patrick Ewing

    but those weak little small time high schools do produce some smart people too,

    you are probably working for one.

  51. LSUStrong says:
    Dec 30, 2016 8:16 AM

    So let’s see….
    Tonight we have just about all of the idiots in one neat sack.
    We’ve got the bandwagoneers.
    We’ve got the AFC Leasters.
    We’ve got the spygators.
    We’ve got the deflators.
    We’ve got the injury wishers.
    We’ve got the pats fan imposters.
    We’ve got the incorrect “fact”ers.
    It must be close to playoff time.
    =====================================

    “Losers” – is the most appropriate word to describe all of them.
    Let’s not forget the ‘dink and dunk passers’

  52. Nick Buonoconti
    Howie Long
    Tom Glavine
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Patrick Ewing
    _____

    a few more

    Doug Flutie
    Rocky Marciano
    Francis Ouimet
    Tony Conigliaro
    Marvelous Marvin Hagler
    Mike Erizione
    Jim Craig
    Jeremy Roenick

  53. Reading all these moronic jealousy-fueled hater posts confirms one absolute truth:

    Its so great to be a Pats fan.

    #NEPatriotsgreatestdynastyinthehistoryoftheuniverse

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