Week 3: Thursday practice peek

The Patriots are practicing in full pads today, and have started cranking up the music to try to simulate the atmosphere expected in Baltimore for Sunday night.

Aaron Hernandez and Justin Francis were the only players not present during the media access window; Francis was added to the injury report yesterday, also with an ankle injury.

Practice-squad receiver Kerry Taylor was also missing but recently released receiver Greg Salas was present in the locker room and there was a No. 17 on the practice field, so Salas has probably been added to the practice squad and Taylor axed.

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