FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -Tom Brady returned. His boot didn't.
The Patriots quarterback reappeared with his teammates at a Super Bowl departure rally on a snowy Sunday morning without the protective boot on his right foot that caused a major stir last week.
One fan in the stands at the Gillette Stadium rally held a sign: BRADY- GIVE THE GIANTS THE `BOOT.
After returning to Foxborough on Wednesday from a trip to New York to be with supermodel girlfriend Gisele Bundchen, Brady wasn't seen by reporters and cameramen the next two days while they were allowed into the locker room and at practice.
There was no media availability Saturday, and Brady hadn't spoken in public since his news conference right after New England's 21-12 win over the San Diego Chargers in the AFC championship game the previous Sunday.
Last Monday, Brady was spotted wearing the boot outside Bundchen's home. Later that day and on Tuesday, he wasn't wearing it when photographed by the paparazzi.
The NFL MVP reportedly had a mild high ankle sprain. Teammates said they expect him to be ready for next Sunday's Super Bowl against the New York Giants in Glendale, Ariz.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bengals vs. Broncos Total Pick Can the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals get out of their offensive...
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Saints Total Prediction Will the over cash on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host the Washington Redskins at 1:00 p.m. ET? Let’s dive into the matchup.
Thumbnail Rams vs. Vikings Total Prediction Will Sunday’s marquee matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings turn into a high-scoring affair for bettors? Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Buccaneers vs. Dolphins Pick Which struggling team will pick up a win when the Miami Dolphins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on...
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Browns Total Prediction Is the under a great play for bettors when the Cleveland Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday when the two teams square off at...

NFL Team Pages