Tom Brady returns to practice Thursday

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Tom Brady returned to practice Thursday morning, after missing Wednesday's drills.

In a Thursday afternoon press conference, Brady dismissed the absence as "nothing," and said he felt fine, quickly moving on to talk about Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

The Patriots official injury report says Tom Brady missed practice Wednesday because of illness and right shoulder issues.

Brady, who has been battling a cold in recent weeks, was absent for the media portion of Pats practice Wednesday. He also missed a scheduled press conference.

The quarterback will speak again with press at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Brady was put on last week's injury report with a right shoulder issue but ended up leading the Patriots to a 43-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.