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Brady among 8 not at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quarterback Tom Brady was one of eight players not present for the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice. The four players reportedly sent home for being late for Wednesday's 8 a.m. meeting -- Randy Moss, Adalius Thomas, Derrick Burgess and Gary Guyton -- were also among those absent.

Brady's wife delivered the couple's son Tuesday. Brady was present at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday morning, holding his regularly scheduled press conference.

The other players not spotted at the start of practice were running back Fred Taylor, defensive lineman Myron Pryor and defensive lineman Ty Warren.

Media members were present for stretching and agility drills before departing. With snow and rain in the region, the practice was held inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse.