Colleague Monique Walker was out at Patriots practice and reports that DL Mike Wright (undisclosed), LB Brandon Spikes (ankle) and LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) have all returned to the practice field. Players were in helmet, but no pads or shells.
Albert Haynesworth was also on the field, his fourth straight practice.
Not spotted during the media-access window were: Wes Welker, Dan Connolly, Taylor Price, Leigh Bodden, Stevan Ridley, Jermaine Cunningham, Ryan Wendell, Eric Kettani and Jeff Tarpinian.
Also, none of the PUP/NFI players – Kevin Faulk, Marcus Cannon, Ron Brace or Brandon Deaderick – were removed from their respective list today and therefore were not on the field.