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As expected, Bill Belichick vague on Tom Brady’s injury

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was peppered with questions Friday morning about the health and playing status of quarterback Tom Brady, who missed Thursday’s practice with a calf injury.

As expected, Belichick didn’t say much.

Question: Is Brady’s injury a concern, can it heal quickly, or will it be something you’ll have to manage?

Belichick: “We’ve listed it on the report like we’re required to do.”

Question: Are there any doubts that Brady will be able to start Sunday’s season opener at Miami?

Belichick: “We’ll list it today, we’ll see what happens today. We’ll list it the way it is today.”

Question: Do you expect Brady to practice today?

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Belichick: “We’ll list what happens.”

Question: How did the injury occur?

Belichick: “We’ve done everything we’re required to do. We’ve listed the injury, we’ll continue to list it, and we’ll list the status based on what the requirements of the league are, just like we do with every other player.”

Brady was on the field with the Patriots when they began practice Friday.


Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer.