Patriots’ practice update for Thursday Oct. 18

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots were missing five players from Thursday’s practice session in shorts and shells at the upper field behind Gillette Stadium, according to Globe colleague Michael Whitmer.

Not spotted during the media-access portion of practice were S Steve Gregory (hip), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Tracy White (foot), G Logan Mankins (calf/hip), and TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), who spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since returning to the roster after injuring his ankle in Week 2.

Mankins, Gregory, and Hernandez had limited participation in Wednesday’s walkthrough at Gillette, while Bolden and White were the only players who did not participate.

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