FOXBOROUGH – A quickie look at the top news from the Patriots' light joint practice with the Saints.
Reserve/did not report: RG Brian Waters.
Exempt/left team: FB Tony Fiammetta.
Physically unable to perform: LG Logan Mankins (knee), RT Sebastian Vollmer (back), OT Markus Zusevics (unknown), TE Daniel Fells (shoulder), TE Jake Ballard (knee), DT Myron Pryor (shoulder).
Out: CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring), LB Tracy White (unknown), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (unknown), DT Jonathan Fanene (unknown), FB Spencer Larsen (unknown), OT Matt Kopa (leg), DT Ron Brace (unknown), OT Kyle Hix (right shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (unknown).
Not participating fully:: WR Deion Branch (no team drills).
Returned to practice: OT Darrion Weems.
Shells and shorts.
- Extremely light practice. The only competitive drills were some 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s that were played at half speed with no pass rush.
- WR Jesse Holley made a sensational catch of a deep ball from Brian Hoyer.
- Saints TE Jimmy Graham had a terrific touchdown reception from Drew Brees despite good coverage from Dont'a Hightower. Graham spiked it and drew a flag.
- Sergio Brown and Nate Ebner continue to get looks on the top special team units.