Week 4: Thursday practice peek – Mankins returns

Exhale, Patriots fans – Logan Mankins returned to practice today after missing yesterday due to illness. The left guard will be needed against Richard Seymour in Oakland, and it’s a positive sign for his availability Sunday that he’s back on the field today.

However, Albert Haynesworth, Aaron Hernandez, Sebastian Vollmer and Mike Wright were not spotted during the media access window, Monique Walker reports.

The Patriots, who practiced in full pads yesterday, are in shells and shorts/sweatpants today.

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