Brady limited in practice by shoulder injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was limited in practice Thursday because of a left shoulder injury, although his exact condition remains unclear.

Brady had missed practice Wednesday, but the team said it was for a non-injury related reason.

Among the circulating reports, Comcast SportsNet said previously that Brady had X-rays taken after he was "dinged" up against Miami on Saturday, but they were negative.

Either way, Brady is unlikely to miss Sunday's season-finale at home against the Bills, who beat New England in Week 3.

The Patriots quarterback has passed for 4,897 yards this season, second in the NFL to the Saints' Drew Brees, who broke Dan Marino's single-season record on Monday.

Brees has 5,087 yards passing, three more than the previous record of 5,084 set by Marino in 1984. Needing fewer than 200 yards, Brady is also likely to beat the old mark this week.