ESPN’s Adam Schefter checked in with Middays with MFB on Friday to preview Sunday’s regular-season opener between the Patriots and Dolphins along with other NFL news. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

FOXBORO — Sporting jogging pants and his red quarterback jersey, Tom Brady returned to Patriots practice on Friday after missing Thursday’s practice altogether with a calf injury.

FOXBORO — Ever since Logan Mankins was dealt away to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there’s been constant speculation as to who might replace the six-time P

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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.