FOXBORO -- The Patriots had perfect attendance at the media access portion of practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Players wore shells and sweats on the lower field behind Gillette Stadium. Some even wore shorts on what was an unusually balmy January day here, about 43 degrees.
The Patriots had 20 players listed as "limited participants" in Wednesday's practice, including Rob Gronkowski (forearmhip), Aaron Hernandez (ankle), Chandler Jones (ankle), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Aqib Talib (hip) and Wes Welker (ankle). A practice report for Thursday will be released later this afternoon.