FOXBORO -- As expected, Alfonzo Dennard was missing from Patriots practice on Thursday. The second-year cornerback was in a Lincoln, Neb. courtroom for sentencing after admitting to violating his probation in September.
Rookie wideout Aaron Dobson (foot) and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (ankle) were also missing from the sweats-and-shells practice that took place outside on the lower Gillette Stadium practice field.
Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who missed practice on Wednesday for non-injury related reasons, was back on the field. Newly re-signed receiver Austin Collie was also on the practice field, wearing No. 10.