Brady toughs it out

Quarterback won't let on how much pain he's playing through

Updated: December 18, 2009, 11:31 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The story that won't die -- Randy Moss's effort -- is overshadowing one that isn't receiving enough attention: Tom Brady's toughness and leadership while in significant pain.

Brady missed another practice Wednesday (he was back on the field Thursday) after being held out of two others last week. It had been unclear whether his absence last week was related to the Tuesday birth of his son, but now it's known it wasn't.

Although he would never admit it ...

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