FOXBORO -- The Patriots were in pads yet again this week as they hit the practice field on Wednesday. Offensive lineman Will Svitek, who's lately been sporting a knee brace, is still the only player absent.
Rob Gronkowski continues to create momentum returning from back surgery with his third session. The tight end again participated in light running, team stretching, and agility drills. Something new to his rehab repertoire was the blocking drill he performed against another player.
Fellow tight end and New England newcomer Matt Mulligan was also on hand. Mulligan, who suffered an arm injury August 17 while with Green Bay, was wearing a heavy wrap on his right forearm.