FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots are holding their afternoon practice on the lower field behind Gillette Stadium, and notable was that RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) was present, colleague Christopher Gasper reports.
Maroney had missed the team's last two practices, both of which were held in full pads.
Today's practice was held in shells (light shoulder pads) and shorts.
LB Eric Alexander (calf) was also present.
RB LaMont Jordan (foot) and WR Kelley Washington (ankle) were the players not spotted at the media-access portion of practice, which included stretching and special teams work.
Last week, both TE Benjamin Watson and WR Sam Aiken returned from injury to practice on Friday, but did not suit up in Sunday's game. So Maroney's return does not necessarily mean he will suit up Sunday against the Dolphins.