FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, but the other two players who missed Wednesday's fully-padded session were once again missing.
Running back Steven Ridley and offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer (foot) were the only two Patriots players not present at the beginning of Thursday's sweats and shells practice at Gillette Stadium.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DID NOT PRACTICE: RB Stevan Ridley (not injury related), T Sebastian Vollmer (backfoot).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shave Vereen (hamstring), WR Wes Welker (knee), C Ryan Wendell (calf), RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen).
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: DL Chris Baker (quad), S LaRon Landry (groin).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Terrence Austin (hamstring), DE Stephen Bowen (knee), T Jammal Brown (hip), LB London Fletcher (ankle), S DeJon Gomes, CB DeAngelo Hall (back), G Maurice Hurt (knee), P Sav Rocca (left ankle).
FULL PARTICIPATION: QB Rex Grossman (left shoulder), FB Darrel Young (head).