FOXBOROUGH — Some new, unknown players were spotted at Patriots practice on Wednesday. A running back wearing the No. 33 and a tight end wearing 86 were on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium for Wednesday's practice in preparation for the team's Week 1 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reported that the Patriots signed Dolphins running back Marcus Thigpen to their practice squad, and Doug Kyed of NESN.com reported that the Patriots also signed tight end Allen Reisner to the practice squad. Offensive lineman Chris Barker was also on the field, though not listed on the roster.
Here's a rundown of the missing players from practice:
CB Brandon Browner (suspension)
WR Brian Tyms (suspension)
The following players on the practice squad were also not spotted at practice:
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
S Kanorris Davis
DB Daxton Swanson