FOXBORO -- Only one player absence marred New England's Friday practice attendance. Linebacker Steve Beauharnais, who has not been on the injury report, was not spotted during media availability. He's gotten snaps in two games this season.
Otherwise, the Patriots had a full house for the sweats and shells session on the lower grass field behind Gillette. Quarterback Tom Brady (illness) and long snapper (illness) were on hand for a second-straight day after missing Wednesday. Receiver Aaron Dobson, who missed last weekend's divisional playoff with a foot injury, now has three consecutive practices under his belt.
The team leaves this evening for Denver in advance of Sunday's AFC Championship. A full participation and injury report with projected game statuses should be released around 4 p.m.