After missing yesterday’s practice, QB Tom Brady was back at practice today with the team in preparation for Sunday’s game with the Indianapolis Colts. This was expected, as Brady also missed last week’s Wednesday practice but returned on Thursday. He was listed on the injury report as having limited participation with foot and the ever-present right shoulder injuries. G Stephen Neal (shoulder), RB Fred Taylor (toe), and CB Jonathon Wilhite (hip) were also limited in practice. S Jarrad Page (calf) and DL Myron Pryor (back) were the only players not present at practice.
If Pryor is unable to play, it would affect the pass rush as he is a decent pass-rushing defensive lineman. It would also hurt the defensive line rotation, which could come into play if the Colts run their “hurry up” offense for much of the night. With the linemen playing more snaps because they are down one sub, they could tire more quickly and become ineffective in the final and most important quarter.