BOSTON (CBS) – After getting Wednesday afternoon off, Tom Brady was back on the practice field for the Patriots on Thursday.
Brady was a full participant on Thursday, and found his name (and “right shoulder injury”) removed from the practice report following a maintenance day on Wednesday.
The Patriots nearly had full attendance on Thursday, with linebacker Mike Rivera the lone player absent from the session. Rivera also missed Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury.
As has been the case in recent weeks, and tends to be the norm come the later weeks of the season, 18 players were limited for New England on Thursday. Among those 18 were tight end Rob Gronkowski and corner Alfonzo Dennard, who both practiced for the second straight day.
Gronkowski continues to work his way back from a broken forearm he suffered last month. He returned to practice last Friday, and was “questionable” against the 49ers, but did not end up suiting up for that game.
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The rookie Dennard suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers and did not return.
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