Tom Brady was very reflective in talking to local reporters for the first time Sunday afternoon.

Following Saturday’s initial 53-man roster, the Patriots have already made a tweak to it.

According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the Patriots have released offensive lineman Cameron Fleming and to fill his spot on the roster, the team has claimed defensive tackle Khyri Thornton off waivers.

After finally speaking Sunday, Tom Brady's focus is now firmly on the Steelers. (Getty Images)FOXBORO -- Thanks, Tom.



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FOXBORO — The Patriots held practice on the back fields behind Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon in preparation for Thursday’s season opener against the Steelers.

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Ben Roethlisberger sounded grateful Sunday to have missed playing the Patriots with Darrelle Revis.

FOXBORO — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could have been rooting against Tom Brady and his appeal of his four-game suspension, as his Steelers would be going up against the Patriots in Week 1 and it would have certainly hel

FOXBORO — To Bill Belichick, roster cuts are not always about depth but keeping the best players.

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