Curran reports that Brady had an MRI done on his non-throwing shoulder and that the results were negative when it came to a serious injury.
In addition to Brady, Rob Gronkowski (thigh) and cornerback Eric Rowe (groin) also did not participate in Wednesday's practice, along with tackle Nate Solder (non-injury related).
One thing that has caused some concern in New England is that Brady has been banged up and has a sprained AC Joint in his non-throwing arm.
Brady was hit 19 times and sacked nine times in three playoff games. "I'll be there next Sunday".
Brady is 40-years-old and has never taken a beating like this in his football life.
The Patriots have opened the season with five consecutive non-divisional games, with their season oddly stacked to feature divisional games in five of the last six games of the year. He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time.
"Just football", he said. In his history, he has gone 23-7 against his AFC East foe, looking to extend that record on Sunday as New England battles the 3-2 Jets for first place in the division. "But it's something that we're going to have to keep challenging ourselves".
For the Jets, running back Bilal Powell (calf) and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) sat out practice. "We all want to do a better job, we all want to play better".
The Patriots have displayed a middling and relatively inconsistent ground attack so far this season.
The Jets defense looks to hit Tom Brady the way they did with Jaguars QB Blake Bortles. But they feature a unsafe foursome of running backs in Dion Lewis, James White, Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead, who appears poised to return to game action Sunday after missing three straight games with a rib injury. They can't sack you if you're handing the ball off.