Bodden, Wright, Koppen missing from Pats practice

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Bodden, Wright, Koppen missing from Pats practice

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- The Patriots returned to practice at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, and three players were absent from the start of the session.

Those three players were cornerback Leigh Bodden, defensive lineman Mike Wright, and center Dan Koppen.

Koppen has been ruled out for at least two months but probably won't be placed on injured reserve.

Wright did not play in the later half of Monday night's game. Trainers took his helmet away as a precaution even though he said afterwards that he was fine. He missed time late last season with a concussion.

Sebastian Vollmer, who sat out of Monday night's game in Miami, returned to practice.

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Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

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Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.