Report: Brady to start vs. Panthers

From Jason La Canfora of NFL.com:

Patriots QB Tom Brady is active and will start Sunday against the Panthers, but LB Adalius Thomas is out.

Brady returned to practice Friday after missing the previous two sessions with right finger, right shoulder and rib injuries, and he has been listed as questionable for the game. Brady had a lot happen this week. His wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, gave birth to their son Tuesday.

NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora first reported that Thomas was expected to be inactive. Thomas was among four players sent home Wednesday for arriving late to an 8 a.m. team meeting.

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