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Pats-Ravens: Tom Brady back in practice

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left shoulder) will be back in practice Thursday after a one-day absence, Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports. Brady skipped Wednesday's practice for precautionary reasons.

Brady was wasn't sacked and took just two hits in last week's playoff win against the Denver Broncos. He tied an NFL playoff record with six touchdowns.

Pass protection will be key against the vaunted defense of the Baltimore Ravens.