FOXBORO -- Running back Shane Vereen was the only Patriots player missing from the beginning of Thursday afternoon's shorts-and-shells practice at Gillette Stadium.
Vereen (foot) also did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Nick McDonald returned to practice after sitting out on Wednesday.
Stay right here for a complete practice report later on.
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)
TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
FOXBORO -- It seems as though Tom Brady might wish Donald Trump would stop telling everyone that they're such good pals.
On Thursday night, the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States said that Brady was "feeling good" and that Brady called him to congratulate him on the eve of his inaguration. On Friday afternoon, Brady looked uncomfortable at the mention of Trump's name during a press conference at Gillette Stadium.
When Brady was asked about Trump soon after the inauguration ceremony on Friday, he hesitated.
"I don't have much to say," said Brady.
Brady was then reminded that during a dinner for donors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Trump mentioned a recent phone call between them, when Brady expressed his support for the new president.
"Umm," Brady said. "Did I call him . . ."
"He said you did," a reporter replied.
"Oh," Brady said. "Let's talk about football."
In other words, as his coach would say, "We've got a big game."