FOXBORO — In the age of instant media, Bill Belichick is well aware of perceptions and what happens when a star quarterback winds up on the injury list 72 hours before the season opener.

In an interview with Jim Gray of WestwoodOne Sports Thursday night, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged he had the day off because of a calf issue, but didn’t sound worried about what that might mean.

Multiple reports now indicate that the calf injury that kept quarterback Tom Brady out of Thursday’s practice is not considered serious, and shouldn’t keep him out of Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Dolp

FOXBORO — Tom Brady did not participate in Thursday’s practice with what the team is calling a calf injury.

FOXBORO — While it’s unclear how the Patriots will utilize Darrelle Revis in the regular season-opener Sunday against the Dolphins in Miami, it sounds like he’s intrigued about the challenge of facing wide receiver Mike Walla

Quarterback Tom Brady was the only player missing from the start of Patriots practice on Thursday.

Peyton Manning is in complete agreement with Tom Brady.

The Patriots announced Thursday they have re-signed long snapper Danny Aiken and linebacker Chris White to the 53-man roster and re-signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad.

Here’s a portion of the release issued by the team:

Tom Brady's trips to Miami have always been eventful. (Getty Images)FOXBORO -- Regardless of where they land on the schedule, games in Miami have a way of revealing the true character of a Patriots team.

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski (knee) was one of four Patriots who were limited at practice on Wednesday, as New England continues preparations for the regular-season opener against the Dolphins in Miami.