It's official. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady practiced with the team today.
As expected, Brady took part in the first day of the team's four-day organized team activity session in Foxborough. Brady's participation was confirmed by Patriots spokesman Stacey James.
Taking the field for the OTA is the latest step for Brady in his comeback from surgery Oct. 6 to repair the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, which were torn in New England's 2008 season opener against the Chiefs Sept. 7.
It should be noted that OTAs are non-contact, but if this week's OTA is like the one last week for rookies, young players, and veteran newcomers to the team, Brady would have been involved in seven-on-seven drills and other passing drills that called for him to drop back and test his knee.