FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked Friday if he had any level of concern that quarterback Tom Brady's effectiveness might be limited by a foot injury.
"We'll see how it goes today, and list him accordingly [on the injury report] this afternoon," Belichick responded, adding that Brady's situation is no different than other players who are on the injury report.
Brady sat out Wednesday's practice and was limited in Thursday's session. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Brady has a sprained foot and is expected to play Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
With Brady not taking all the snaps in practice this week, it's given backup quarterback Brian Hoyer a chance for extended repetitions with the first-team offense.
Belichick was asked how he'd describe how Hoyer has responded to the extra work.
"I think Brian has been consistent, like he's been all year. He gets opportunities every week, maybe a few more this week," he said. "He's a very dependable guy, works hard, knows the game-plan. I think the last year has really been good for him in terms of his overall background and understanding of things. ... He's about like he always is -- well-prepared, consistent, focused."