Extra Points

Practice follow-up

FOXBOROUGH — Quarterback Tom Brady’s presence was the most notable item to come out of today’s media-access portion of full-pads practice.

Brady (David Kamerman / Globe Staff)

The media-access portion included stretching, some light throwing for quarterbacks, and Brady handing off to running backs. Brady did not appear to be limited in his movements.

Players not spotted at the media-access portion of practice (doesn’t include those on PUP):

  • CB Jason Webster
  • DB Brandon Meriweather
  • CB Mike Richardson
  • RB Kyle Eckel
  • OT Ryan O’Callaghan
  • C/G Russ Hochstein
  • OT Matt Light
  • G/C Billy Yates
  • TE Stephen Spach
  • WR Sam Aiken
  • DE Le Kevin Smith

With guard Stephen Neal remaining on the physically unable to perform list — and top backups Russ Hochstein and Billy Yates out with injuries — the Patriots are particularly thin at right guard. This will be an area to watch against the pressure-based Eagles on Friday night, as third-year player Dan Connolly and 10-year veteran John Welbourn are the likely candidates to step in.


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