BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady was one of four Patriots not present at Wednesday’s practice, as the Patriots prepare for their final regular season game in Miami on Sunday.
Brady was out with the thigh injury limited him at practice all last week leading up to New England’s Christmas Eve tilt with the New York Jets. He threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 41-3 win over the Jets.
Brady’s media session was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, but was pushed back to Friday afternoon early Wednesday morning.
Also missing from Wednesday’s session were running back Dion Lewis (illness) and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (knee). Danny Amendola was also not present, but was expected to miss the rest of the regular season with an ankle injury he suffered against the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month.
Tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee), cornerback Cyrus Jones (knee) and special teams captain Matthew Slater (foot) were all limited at Wednesday’s practice.
The Patriots have already locked up the AFC and at least the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the AFC, and can clinch the top seed with a victory on Sunday.
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