Tom Brady not at open portion of Patriots practice

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The Patriots held a practice on Tuesday as they get back to work after the short break afforded by playing the Buccaneers last Thursday and there was a notable absence during the portion of that workout open to the media.

According to multiple reports, quarterback Tom Brady was not on the field with his teammates when the practice started and he didn’t appear before practice closed to outside observers. There won’t be an injury report until Wednesday, so neither the reason for Brady’s absence nor an answer to whether he joined up later in the day will be forthcoming.

Brady has been taking a lot of hits so far this season, which hasn’t affected his performance all that much but may have had something to do with taking a little more time off on Tuesday.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who didn’t play last week because of a thigh injury that popped up the day before the game, was on the field for the practice.

19 responses to “Tom Brady not at open portion of Patriots practice

  1. Brady’s leading the league in passing. If he needs an extra day off from the physical portion of things no big deal. He’ll spend it on film study or something else productive.

  2. Pats habitually rest their vets – Brady was given some days off last year too, along with others.

  3. red says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    That avocado ice cream isn’t really helping Brady

    As a blocker it may be over rated but it’s rejuvenation qualities seem to have him at the top of the heap in spite of the beating he’s taken. How are things going for you with Smoking Jay down there at #32?

  4. Probably had a conference call with the President of the United States regarding Goodell’s firing. Like avocado ice cream, revenge is a dish best served Lombardi trophy cold.

  5. Nofoolnodrool says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Nothing to see here folks Brady’s internet defense team is all over it….case closed.
    Maybe he “doesn’t have it anymore” and is thinking about retiring before the Jet game.

  6. “Probably in the film room thinking of ways to cheat the jets out of another win.”

    Only in the tiny minds of the Pats hater is doing his job studying film now somehow “cheating”.


  7. mrbiggstuff says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    No worries. He was watching illegally obtained video while taking air out of Sunday’s game balls.

    You know. His usual Tuesday routine.

    Jet fans are the funniest fans in the NFL! And witty too!

  8. wib22 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    Probably in the film room thinking of ways to cheat the jets out of another win.

    7 35 Rate This


    Yes, the average team feels a need to cheat the beat the Jets. The Browns almost beat them this last weekend and they’re abysmal.

    It’s highly comical to me at this point that the Jets, amongst other AFC teams with a perceived postseason interest, caught cheating hand in hand with Roger Goodell, somehow means the Pats cheated.

    Highly, highly comical. Only in a world of an inbred would that be true.

    I would argue Woody Johnson being responsible for even hiring Goodell with his roots as a former Jets employee, a Jets fan and protecting the Jets blatant cheating, is the cheating that has happened.

    The appalling corruption right in front of everyone, with evidence supported for days on end, whether it be Mike Kensil, offices in NY, with 75% of the front office from NY/NJ and Jets or Giants fans, means those are the people doing the cheating, not the Pats.

    Pats have never cheated. That’s a fact. Cheating means you have an advantage over all of your opponents.

    If hard work, diligence, teamwork, no egos, strategy, consistency and desire to improve is “cheating”, then congratulations.

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