Brady back at Pats practice; Branch sits out with knee injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday after missing the previous day's practice with the flu.

Brady, listed on the practice report with right shoulder and foot injuries, declined to speak with reporters Thursday, but he worked with teammates in preparation for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Brandon Deaderick returned to practice on a limited basis after being held out Wednesday because of a shoulder injury. Defensive end Ron Brace (concussion) and defensive tackle Myron Pryor (back) also were limited.

Wide receiver Deion Branch missed Thursday's practice with a lingering knee injury, along with tight end Aaron Hernandez (hip), Mike Wright (concussion), linebackers Jermaine Cunningham (calf) and Tully Banta-Cain (groin), and guard Dan Connolly (concussion).

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