Notes: Welker out; Wright, Spikes, Fletcher back

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Notes: Welker out; Wright, Spikes, Fletcher back

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --Thirteen Patriots players were missing from the beginning ofTuesdays practice at Gillette Stadium, while three previously missing playersreturned to the field.

The three returneesto the fully-padded practice were linebackers Brandon Spikes and DaneFletcher, and defensive lineman Mike Wright.

Wes Welker, Taylor Price, Stevan Ridley, Leigh Bodden, KevinFaulk, Eric Kettani, Jeff Tarpinian, Marcus Cannon, Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly,Brandon Deaderick, Jermaine Cunningham, and Ron Brace were not practicing onTuesday.

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Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time! Trust me!!!

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Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.