While it is still the preseason, the Patriots have changed practice access to a regular-season schedule, so reporters and cameras are allowed on the field for about 15 minutes. This is, however, the final practice of the preseason for the team; when next they practice, it will be with the Cincinnati Bengals in full focus.
Today's practice is being held in full pads again; in the returns department, Myron Pryor was back after sitting out yesterday's session.
Those missing were: Julian Edelman, Terrence Wheatley, Leigh Bodden, Bret Lockett, Kyle Arrington, Chris Taylor, Brandon McGowan, Brandon Deaderick, Nick Kaczur, Aaron Hernandez, Darryl Richard, Jermaine Cunningham and Ron Brace.
New England must get its roster down to 75 players by 4 p.m., and among the five moves, expect Kaczur (back) and Lockett (upper body) to be placed on injured reserve.