It's not clear exactly what has kept Brady off the field for portions of the last two practices. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was also limited for the last two days for non-injury reasons.
Safety Patrick Chung (foot) and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot, back) were the only players missing from practice for the second consecutive day.
Chung injured the foot during the Patriots' Week 9 loss to the Giants and missed the team's first two practices after suffering the injury. However, he had attended every practice until Wednesday, so it seems like he suffered a setback. Chung didn't travel with the team to Washington last weekend, which marked the fifth consecutive game he missed with the injury.
The Patriots practiced in shorts and shells. It was their 75th practice since the start of training camp, not including closed walkthroughs.