Green-Ellis has been dealing with a toe injury this season, but it is unclear as to why he missed practice Thursday.
His teammates selected him for the award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship, while also serving as a source of inspiration.
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick told the media on Thursday that offensive coordinator will not be at practice.
The Patriots' next game is more than a week away, and they're not sure yet who will be their opponent. So what can they focus on this week in practice? Themselves.