The Patriots were without six players at Wednesday's practice, including Albert Haynesworth who did not play because of a back injury.
Safety Patrick Chung (hand), tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), tight end Dan Gronkowski, tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) were all out.
The limited participants were cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), linebacker Gary Guyton (hamstring), linebacker Jerod Mayo (thigh), punter Zoltan Mesko (left knee), receiver Taylor Price (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (calf), and Kyle Arrington (concussion) who sat out Wednesday's practice.
Safety Josh Barrett (thumb), cornerback Leigh Bodden (hand) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) were all full participants.
For the Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), linebacker Kirk Morrison (hamstring), receiver Roscoe Parrish (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (knee) were all out.
Receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) missed practice on Wednesday, but was a full participant on Thursday. Defensive end Spencer Johnson (hip), defensive back Torell Troup (back) were all full participants.
Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.
The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.
“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on . . . Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.
“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”
Will Martellus Bennett be back with the Patriots next season?
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's "a real possibility" Bennett leaves given the asking price and potential offers.
Less than an hour later, the unrestricted free agent sent out a tweet responding to speculation about his future.
Bennett, who will 30 years old in March, had seven touchdowns in 19 games in his first season with the New England Patriots.