Illness Officially Kept Tom Brady Out Of New England Patriots Practice


Tom BradyFOXBORO, Mass. — As suspected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice Wednesday because of an illness.

Brady, who’s also listed with a right shoulder injury, has four days to get better before the Patriots play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game. Ryan Mallett took every snap for the Patriots at practice Wednesday, playing as both Brady and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Mallett said he threw in a few “Omahas,” the now-famous call that Manning yells during his presnap process.

Check out the full practice report below.

Did not participate:
Brady (illness/right shoulder)
Long snapper Danny Aiken (illness)

Limited participation:
Wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot)
Wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin)
Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion)
Punter Ryan Allen (shoulder)
Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder)
Cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin)
Linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin)
Guard Logan Mankins (ankle)
Running back Shane Vereen (groin)
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower (ankle)

Safeties Devin McCourty (concussion) and Steve Gregory (finger/knee) and offensive tackle Will Svitek (ankle) were removed from the injury report.

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