Among those not practicing are WR Julian Edelman, CB Terrence Wheatley, CB Leigh Bodden, DB Bret Lockett, DB Kyle Arrington, S Brandon McGowan, G Logan Mankins, DE Brandon Deaderick,OL Nick Kaczur, TE Aaron Hernandez, DL Daryl Richard, DL Myron Pryor, OLB Jermaine Cunningham, and DL Ron Brace. Brace, Cunningham, Pryor, Hernandez and Arrington were out there, but weren't suited up.
WR Matthew Slater and WR Darnell Jenkins returned after missing practice time last week. Wheatley, McGowan, Deaderick, Richard, Pryor and Brace were new absences.
Bodden, of course, returned to practice last week. He said after Thursday's game that he's being worked back into the lineup, so maybe this is a scheduled day off. Maybe not.
The team is in full pads and is working out on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. That is all