Thomas inactive, Brady active for Patriots

Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 12:37pm

New England Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas is inactive after being sent home Wednesday for reporting late to work.

Wide receiver Randy Moss and linebackers Derrick Burgess and Gary Guyton were active Sunday against the Carolina Panthers even though coach Bill Belichick also sent them home for tardiness Wednesday. Thomas was the only one who criticized the decision at length.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was active after being listed as questionable with finger, rib and shoulder injuries.