The Patriots were without Tom Brady at practice on Wednesday.

This will certainly cause a brief stir in the New England area, though it's not expected to be anything serious. Multiple reports have indicated Brady will be able to play in the AFC Championship game against Denver.

More than likely, this is a rest day for one of the game's top quarterbacks of all time. The Patriots will want Brady as close to 100 percent for what could shape up to be another classic between Brady and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.