FOXBORO -- Quarterback Tom Brady was not spotted at the start of Wednesday Patriots practice.
Though he was not seen during the media availability portion of the session, which is from five to 10 minutes at most, he could be a late arrival. More information will come with the release of New England's practice participation report this evening.
Long snapper Danny Aiken was also missing from the workout.
The good news for the Patriots is that receiver Aaron Dobson has returned. The receiver was sidelined from Saturday's divisional playoff against Indianapolis because of a foot injury. He battled foot injuries earlier in the season and missed three games in December.
Punter Ryan Allen was also on hand Wednesday. His status was in question after he injured his shoulder trying to corral a bad snap against the Colts last weekend.