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Following an alarming absence from three straight practices, multiple sources are reporting that Tom Brady has finally returned to Patriots training camp. The press showed, I think, remarkable restraint in waiting to ask Belichick about the absence until yesterday, when surely no one could take it anymore. In typical Belichick fashion, of course, he declined to answer.
So what was it? Another audience with the Pope? An emergency meeting with the President to advise him on the Israeli-Lebanese conflict? Saving children from burning buildings (again)?
Or was it a more nightmarish possibility--an injury? An illness? Might it have anything to do with his surgery for a sports hernia in the off-season? His ever-nagging shoulder woes? What happened to my Tommy you must tell me right now right now right now.