Patritos quarterback Tom Brady returned to the practice field with his team on Wednesday for the first time since training camp.
Brady was at Gillette Stadium on Monday, when his four-game suspension in connection with Deflategate ended, but Wednesday was the team’s first scheduled practice ahead of Sunday’s game against the Browns.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski said Wednesday he expected to be on the receiving end of some Brady passes Wednesday, and also that Brady’s return did not change the team’s focus.
“Everything is the same every single week. Everyone is always preparing the same. No matter who it is at quarterback, you’ve always got to prepare the same. I’ve got to prepare myself every single week. The demeanor has been the same throughout the building. We’ve got to prepare every single week to the max, so it’s just like any other week, except Tom’s back at quarterback, baby,” Gronkowski said.
The Globe’s Jim McBride recorded the short videos below of Brady throwing a pass.
The Patriots broadcast some of the team’s session live on Periscope.
“It’s always exciting. He’s the leader of our offense. He’s a great player, and it’s exciting to get TB back, man,” Gronkowski said.