The question now is - will Brady miss any time from the injury, which originally occurred against the Panthers and was re-aggravated last Thursday against the Buccaneers? 'I'm not anxious about it.
Brady has taken 16 sacks this year - already one more than he took all of last season.
Brady insists he's not concerned about his shoulder and will be ready for Week 6's divisional showdown with the New York Jets, via NFL.com. The Patriots have already allowed 30 or more points three times in their first five games; they allowed 30 or more points only once previous year.
"I think correlation can be made between a lot of different things with statistics and so forth", Brady said. The Patriots aren't getting pressure on the quarterback or getting stops in the red zone.
"I love that group up front", he continued. "That's where it's at".More news: Hamas, Fatah reach agreement in Palestinian reconciliation talks
Chris Hogan, who played at Ramapo High School, has emerged as one of the best receivers in the National Football League this season.
The point is, the Patriots are playing with fire if they allow Brady to continue to get hit at this pace. He is back at practice, but we'll have to wait and see if he officially practices. They can't sack you if you're handing the ball off.
Despite this being a home game for the Jets and having the same record as the Patriots, they are pretty sizeable underdogs.
Considering both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were present for the stretching portion of practice on Wednesday when the media was present, it was surprising to many that both were listed as non-participants in the Wednesday practice session.
The Jets are dealing with some injuries too - notably defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe) and running back Bilal Powell (calf).
The Jets have not gotten to quarterbacks with any regularity this season.