Pats' Tom Brady back at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury, was present for the team's full-pads workout Thursday but was listed on the practice report as having "limited participation."

Brady was also present at Friday's practice.

Wednesday's practice was the first that Brady has missed this season.

The Boston Globe reported that Brady had a sprained foot, but he sounded optimistic about playing when addressing the media Wednesday.

"I think we took quite a beating from our coach here the last couple days," Brady said. "[It was] well-deserved and we need to start playing better, start playing more the way that we need to in order to execute better. You go into every game thinking these [things] are what we need to do to win, and it's frustrating when you come out of the game and you don't do those things. And it's great when you come out of the game and you do do those things. It will be great to try to get back on track this week."

Brian Hoyer had led the team's offense on Wednesday.

Veteran running back Fred Taylor also was present at practice Thursday, his second day in a row. He had returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since injuring his toe Sept. 26.

Safety Patrick Chung, who has missed the past two games with a knee injury, gave a positive report on his progress Thursday.

"I'm feeling good," he said. "I'm going day by day, seeing how it feels, but it feels good so far."

Asked if he believes he has a better chance of playing Sunday in Pittsburgh than he did the past two weeks, Chung expressed optimism.

Defensive lineman Myron Pryor (back) and safety Jarrad Page (calf) were the lone players not spotted at the start of practice.

Mike Rodak is a regular contributor to ESPNBoston.com. ESPNBoston.com Patriots writer Mike Reiss contributed to this report.