Gronkowski returns to practice; Price sits out

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots were missing a few players from their only practice session this afternoon.

WR Taylor Price, who appeared to be injured at the end of Thursday’s preseason game, did not practice. Others who were not spotted at practice: RB Danny Woodhead, DB Malcolm Williams, RB Eric Kettani, LB Brandon Spikes, OL Ryan Wendell, LB Christian Cox, OL Marcus Cannon, OL Dan Connolly, DL Brandon Deaderick, DL ALbert Haynesworth and DL Ron Brace.

Players who were in shorts: WR Julian Edelman, WR Brandon Tate, CB Ras-I Dowling, RB Shane Vereen, RB Kevin Faulk, S Josh Barrett, DE Shaun Ellis and DL Mike Wright.

OL Matt Light returned to practice but took it slow in his return, avoiding most contract drills. TE Rob Gronkowski was back and had a full practice.

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