Awaiting appeal result, Tom Brady gets to work at Gillette Stadium

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As he awaits the result of his appeal of a four-game suspension, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is approaching his on-field football business as usual.

Brady, as he regularly does at this time of year, arrived early at Gillette Stadium on Monday.

While Patriots veterans don't report to training camp until Wednesday, NFL rules state quarterbacks and players returning from injuries can be required to report earlier. So this isn't a case of Brady reporting early for camp as much as standard operating procedure.

But it seems notable to pass along for those curious as to how Brady is going about his business as his appeal decision looms.