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Page happy to be back on practice field

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Jarrad Page returned to practice today for the first time since injuring his left calf against the Ravens on Oct. 17. Though it is highly unlikely the safety will play against Indianapolis, he was happy just to be with his teammates again.

“It was good to get back out there finally; I’ve been working out on my own, backpedaling and stuff, but it felt good to be out there around other bodies, moving,” he said. “I was just focused on going out there and having a good practice and moving around on it and making sure everything felt ok.”

Page planted to break in coverage against Baltimore when he felt a familiar pop — last year, when he was with Kansas City, Page suffered the same injury, a partially torn calf muscle, in his right leg — and knew he would be out for a little bit.

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Last year, as he was hurt in early November and the Chiefs were struggling, Page was placed on injured reserve. This year, he was happy to have the time to work his way back.

It was frustrating, however, that he was hurt just as he was really getting acclimated to the Pats’ defense after being traded here on cutdown day in September, just days before the regular season began.

“It’s frustrating anytime you get hurt, regardless of what the situation was, but yeah, I was starting to settle in and then it happened. It was just something I had to push through,” Page said. “I definitely didn’t lose anything on the mental side of it, I still got the defense and I’m stil comfortable there, it’s just working myself back into a groove on the field.”

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