Chandler Jones

Patriots Welcome Back Brady, Ninkovich

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots' offensive and defensive coordinators are ready to get key players back as Tom Brady and Rob Ninkovich return from suspensions for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

Both rejoined the team Monday after serving four-game suspensions — Brady for Deflategate and Ninkovich for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Both, not just Brady, are keys to their respective units.

"It was four weeks and it felt like it went fast and Tommy is ready to go and looks ready to go," offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel said on a conference call Tuesday.

"We'll see how everything goes tomorrow...