Future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady was not present for the portion of Patriots practice open to the media Wednesday according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.com.
Brady’s press conference scheduled for Wednesday has also been moved back to Friday. Brady has been on the injury report the past few weeks with a bum shoulder but has been practicing in full.
There is zero chance he misses Sunday’s Conference Championship game against the Broncos. Brady may even participate in the part of Wednesday’s practice closed to the media.
Is this just Bill Belichick playing games?
UPDATE: Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the future Hall-of-Famer missed practice due to illness. Brady is “just sick” according to Rapoport.