Tom Brady is back and says he is ready to play against the Browns on Sunday.
The star Patriots quarterback confirmed on Westwood One Radio that he returned to Gillette Stadium on Monday and would practice today.
"It was great to be back in the building; it was certainly great to be back at work," he said.
His teammates and coach had danced around the question about whether Brady was in the building. Matt Slater told the Associated Press, "I can't answer that question." New England coach Bill Belichick said in his Monday teleconference: "I don't have an exact answer for that right this second. Why don't you call the league and ask them? I'm sure they have the answers."
Brady said: "I'll certainly need the practices to try to get on the same page as all the guys who have been practicing the last four weeks."
Police say Talib shot self: Dallas police concluded that Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, a former Buc, shot himself in June, inflicting a small wound, Dallas TV station WFAA reported. No possible witnesses spoke to the police, profootballtalk.com reported. Talib had only a minor leg injury and has started all four games this season.
Dolphins' Pouncey back: Pro Bowl Dolphins center Mike Pouncey returned to practice after missing the first four games with a broken left hip. It was his third hip injury since 2014.
Marinovich charges: Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich for an August incident in which he allegedly tried to enter a stranger's home naked. Marinovich, 47, also faces accusations of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Cardinals: Running back Chris Johnson and safety Tyvon Branch, both dealing with groin injuries, are out at least eight weeks on injured reserve.
Colts: They released veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie, a former Florida State standout, and waived inside linebacker Sio Moore.
Falcons: They signed former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk.
Ravens: They released running back Justin Forsett, who had asked to play elsewhere.