A bye week break for Brady

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A bye week break for Brady

FOXBORO -- Usually, the Patriots split up defensive and offensive players at practice with the defense wearing blue and the offense wearing white. They were mixed together on Tuesday at Gillette Stadium, as the Pats prepared for some type of bye-week scrimmage.

Five Patriots players were absent from the start of the scrimmage, most notably quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady was in the locker room in sweats Tuesday, so he's likely getting a break. And that's about as much of an update as there is available; the Patriots don't have to release an injury report this week.

Brian Hoyer lead the team's offense in practice. The quartet missing in addition to Brady: Albert Haynesworth, Matt Light, Dane Fletcher, and Ras-I Dowling.

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Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow. 

On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.

Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings.