FOXBORO -- The Patriots were missing three would-be starters at practice on Thursday.
Cornerback Aqib Talib (hip), wideout Danny Amendola (concussion/groin) and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) were all absent from the media availability portion of practice.
Running back Leon Washington (ankle) was also not spotted working out during the shells and sweats/shorts session.
Dan Connolly (concussion) missed practice on Wednesday but was back for Thursday's workout.
Rob Gronkowski (forearm/back) was on the field with his teammates and looked to be moving well.