FOXBOROUGH -- A few quick notes before we come back in a little bit with a little more detail from the Patriots practice on Thursday.
Not present for likely injury/rehab reasons: LG Logan Mankins, RT Sebastian Vollmer, WR Anthony Gonzalez.
Not present for reasons unknown: RG Brian Waters, LB Tracy White, TE Daniels Fells.
Rookie not present (graduation): WR Jeremy Ebert.
Present but rehabbing: TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), WR Matthew Slater (unknown), DT Myron Pryor (shoulder), S Nate Ebner (unknown).
The team practiced without jerseys, so some identifications were difficult. Just helmets and no other pads.
It was a brisk practice at a very good pace. Most of the drills were for individual positions with a few run drills sprinkled in and some 7-on-7 at a controlled pace.
Unsigned draft picks Dont'a Hightower and Jake Bequette were present. Rookies don't have to be under contract to participate.
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis was on hand, perhaps to win some brother-in-law points with QB Tom Brady.
Will be back in a bit.