No sniffles, no coughs, no watery eyes.
Patriots fans can breathe easily now that Tom Brady is back at practice
"Doing very well, thank you," the quarterback who will lead New England into the AFC Championship game said Thursday.
Brady was removed from the injury report one day after being a no-show at practice because of illness. And teammates weren't concerned that the lost time would affect him Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
"The most important thing is that he's healthy and that he's ready to go," running back Shane Vereen said. "He's been doing this for a long time, so he's the last one that I'm really worried about."
The 14-year veteran has been nursing a cold for a while. He showed signs of it four days before the Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 in an AFC divisional-round game last Saturday night.
"A little bit," he said then, "but I'll live."
Jets: The team signed coach Rex Ryan to a contract extension, keeping him with the franchise through the 2015 season -- and possibly beyond. Ryan had one year remaining on his contract. No further details regarding the length of the deal or financial terms were released by the team.
Hernandez case: Boston police have been investigating whether jailed former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez might have been the gunman in a 2012 double slaying, according to a search warrant request.
Hernandez, who is awaiting trial on murder charges in a 2013 shooting near his home in Bristol, Conn., was seen on surveillance footage in the same nightclub as the victims the night of the attack in Boston's South End, authorities have said. But the newly released documents confirm for the first time that police suspect Hernandez could have pulled the trigger.
A lawyer for Hernandez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Vikings: The team has targeted Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator under new coach Mike Zimmer. Turner told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview that he and Zimmer have been talking about the job. Turner was Cleveland's offensive coordinator this season.
Fox Sports reported that Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards will be Zimmer's defensive coordinator.
Ex-Cowboy's trial: Prosecutors rested their case against former defensive tackle Josh Brent after presenting testimony from two Dallas Cowboys players who were with Brent the night of a crash that left a practice squad player dead.
Brent is accused of drunkenly wrecking his Mercedes and killing practice squad player Jerry Brown in December 2012. Brent faces 20 years in prison if convicted either of manslaughter or intoxication manslaughter in the death of his friend.