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Tom Brady returns to Patriots practice on Wednesday, but now Nate Solder is absent

The quarterback is back in action, but the left tackle is now gone.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on Wednesday after missing Tuesday’s practice to get an MRI on his left non-throwing shoulder. The MRI came back negative, so the quarterback returned and is not expected to miss any time.

Unfortunately, the Patriots did not have full attendance. Cornerback Eric Rowe continued to miss time with his groin injury, putting his availability for Sunday in jeopardy and further likening the chance he will not play 50% of the snaps this year and that the Patriots will only have to send the Philadelphia Eagles a 2018 4th round pick, instead of a 3rd round pick.

Additionally, left tackle Nate Solder was not present for unknown reasons. It’s been assumed that Solder is not at full strength, but the problem has not limited him at practice. Hopefully he can return to full strength soon, or get the necessary treatment to heal. The Patriots would likely lean on LaAdrian Waddle or Cameron Fleming at left tackle if Solder is unable to face the New York Jets.

We’ll have the first official injury report of the week this afternoon.