FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots have perfect attendance at practice as they begin preparations for Sunday’s game with the Steelers.
Colleague Michael Whitmer, present for the media-access window, reports that DT Tommy Kelly (knee), RB Leon Washington (ankle) as well as RB Shane Vereen (wrist) were all present and have returned after multi-week absences.
Vereen, whom the Patriots had placed on injured reserve-designated to return after breaking a bone in his wrist in Week 1 against Buffalo, is back after an eight-week absence; Kelly and Washington were both injured against the Bengals in Week 5 and had not played or practiced since.
Newly-acquired DT Isaac Sopoaga was also on the field and wearing No. 90.
Players were in sweats and shells.