FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots almost had perfect attendance at practice for the second day in a row, but they were missing one big-name player. Quarterback Tom Brady was the team's lone absentee Thursday.
Brady was later listed on the Patriots' injury report with a calf injury. He had not been listed on the injury report Wednesday.
"Physically I had the day off, but I got a lot of extra film in," Brady said in an interview with Westwood One Sports radio on Thursday night. "I got a lot of mental reps in and walk-throughs and such and I'll be ready to go Sunday."
Brady said he was ready for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Miami Dolphins.
"I sure hope so," he said in the radio interview. "Anything can happen for anybody between now and then, but I'm looking forward to playing Sunday."
Coach Bill Belichick shed no more light on Brady's injury.
"We have done what we are required to do," Belichick said Friday. "We have listed the injury. We will continue to list it. We'll list his status based on what the requirements of the league are."
Brady's absence coincides with the re-signing of quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad Thursday morning. Bethel-Thompson gave the Patriots a second quarterback alongside Jimmy Garoppolo at practice.
Belichick said Brady missing practice was "no different" than any other player.
"Jimmy steps in and does it," he said.
In other news, long-snapper Danny Aiken and linebacker Chris White, who both re-signed with the Patriots on Thursday morning, were present at practice.
ESPN.com's Mike Reiss contributed to this report.