FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady was listed as questionable for the New England Patriots game on Thanksgiving Day against the Detroit Lions after missing a walkthrough practice Wednesday.
Brady also sat out Tuesday’s only full workout of the week with a foot injury after participating on a limited basis in a walkthrough on Monday. A questionable listing means a player has a 50-50 chance of playing in a game.
With just three days between Sunday’s 31-28 win over the Indianapolis Colts and Thursday’s game, the Patriots cut back on their physical work.
Brady also was listed with a shoulder injury, as he has been every week in recent seasons.
The quarterback took one day off from practice during the weeks leading to the team’s previous two games. Both times, however, he was listed as probable. Brady played well in both games, victories over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis, and showed no signs of being hurt. He walked without a limp in the locker room Tuesday.
The only other quarterback on the Patriots is Brian Hoyer. He spent all last season with the team after being signed as a rookie free agent out of Michigan State. In seven games, he has completed 19 of 29 passes with no touchdowns and one interception, including 0 for 2 with an interception in two games this season.
Brady has started every game beginning with last year’s opener after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the first game of 2008.
The Patriots (8-2) list six other players as questionable for Thursday’s game at Detroit: guard Stephen Neal (shoulder), cornerback Jonathan Wilhite (hip), defensive tackle Mike Wright (neck/concussion), running back Fred Taylor (toe), nose tackle Myron Pryor (back) and safety Jarrad Page (calf).