Considerable fog and cloudiness enveloped Foxborough on Thursday, but the mood was considerably brighter at Patriots practice with the return of QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/illness).
No. 12 was back in uniform just one day after missing practice. Long snapper Danny Aiken, also suffering from an unspecified illness, was back on the field along with every other Patriots player.
Media were forced to turn off their cameras after the team stretching period concluded, but Brady was seen taking part in warm-up tossing drills as reporters and photographers left the field. He also addressed the media following practice, in the early afternoon, and appeared in quite good spirits, showing no obvious signs of his malady and even joking and laughing several times with reporters.