FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots had five players miss Thursday’s practice in shorts and shells at the upper field behind Gillette Stadium, including three players who were limited in their participation in Wednesday’s walk-through session.
S Steve Gregory (hip), G Logan Mankins (calf/hip), and TE Aaron Hernandez, who returned to the field for last week’s 24-23 setback at Seattle for the first time since injuring his ankle in Week 2, did not practice Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.
RB Brandon Bolden (knee) and LB Tracy White (foot) also did not practice for the second day this week.
DL Ron Brace (back), who showed up on the injury report Thursday, was one of nine players were limited, including S Patrick Chung (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (hip), LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), and WR Wes Welker (ankle).
The Jets had six players not practice Thursday, including DB LaRon Landry (heel), who seemed to suffer a setback after fully participating in Wednesday’s practice. WR Clyde Gates (shoulder) and DL Sione Pouha (low back) returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity after not practicing on Wednesday. WR Stephen Hill (hamstring) and TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) were full participants in Thursday’s practice after being limited Wednesday.