FOXBORO -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung didn't say much while addressing the media in front of his locker after Thursday's practice at Gillette Stadium. But perhaps the mere fact that he agreed to speak with reporters was as positive a sign as any that he may be available for Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Chung (foot) returned to practice this week, and was listed as having "limited participation" on the Patriots' injury report on Wednesday. He hasn't played since Nov. 6 -- a Week 9 loss to the New York Giants -- and the Patriots have won their last six games, each of which Chung has missed.
He also hasn't spoken to the media in recent attempts.
"It feels awesome for me," said Chung. "I mean, I wasn't a part of it, but we win as a team, not individuals here."
Chung said, on Thursday, that he's been day-to-day since being out, and that he never had any thoughts about the injury being season-ending.
"Sometimes it feels good, sometimes it doesn't," said Chung.
When asked if his willingness to speak with reporters meant he'd be available for Saturday's game, Chung smiled and responded, "You can think what you want of that. But I feel good and I'm working hard."