The Patriots are looking pretty healthy as they come off the bye week and head toward their clash with the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
As colleague Ian Rapoport checked in from the lower practice fields, only linebacker Dane Fletcher was missing. Weâ€™ll know more about his absence when the injury report comes out later today. To this point, we havenâ€™t been able to list his specific injury.
Everyone else was accounted for, and out for todayâ€™s full pads practice. So there would be some hitting for the first time in several weeks.
Rapoport mentioned the field was a bit wet, and the early focus was on ball security.