The Patriots were back on the practice field on Thanksgiving morning in Foxboro and Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski returned after missing practice Wednesday.
Brady (Achilles') and Gronk (illness) were each listed as limited participants and safety Patrick Chung (ankle), who also missed Wednesday's session, also returned as the Pats prepare to host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. More from NBC Sports Boston Patriots reporter Phil Perry:
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Was Tom Brady, via his TB12 center Twitter account, firing back at those who took shots at his "dad bod" as seen in recent paparazzi photos?
Check out the pinned tweet at the top of TB12's Twitter
It's no doubt in response to what GQ called "#TorsoGate"
He's come a long way from the 2000 NFL combine before he was made the 199th pick overall:
Brady's TB12 Method famously touts pliability, eschews weight training and promotes what some see as an untraditional diet for an elite athlete - remember him eating a strawberry with Stephen Colbert this past winter?
The soon-to-be-41-year-old (Aug. 3) Patriots quarterback will apparently have an early start on getting into football shape. He plans to be at training camp ahead of Wednesday's veteran reporting date.