Pats QB Tom Brady wears knee brace at owner Bob Kraft's behest

Tom Brady wore a knee brace during the 2009 season, after suffering a serious knee injury in 2008. (USATSI)
Less than a week after Tom Brady injured his left knee during a joint practice with the Buccaneers, and three days after Brady made easy work of the Bucs defense in a Week 2 preseason game (11 of 12, 107 yards, 1 TD) without the aid of knee brace, the Patriots quarterback was seen sporting -- you guessed it -- a knee brace at Monday's practice.

So what changed?

"Mr. Kraft felt pretty strongly about me wearing it," Brady said while grinning (via "He said, 'What's the problem?' I said 'I'll wear it, I'll wear it.'"

Brady, who didn't commit to wearing the brace in future practices, added: "Sometimes when you wear the brace a lot, then you get used to wearing the brace. I like to keep a nice strong leg and if it wasn't strong, something bad would have happened."

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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