FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady returned to practice Thursday after Wednesday’s maintenance day, and it looks like he could be developing a routine to ease the stress on his injured right foot.

The Patriots practiced in sweats and shells, which is a break from the fully-padded sessions they’ve recently held on Thursdays. Defensive lineman Myron Pryor (back) and safety Jarrad Page (left calf) were the only players missing.

Brady has missed each of the last two Wednesday practices. He was limited twice last week, and that seems likely again this week.