Mankins returns to practice, Haynesworth limited

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Mankins returns to practice, Haynesworth limited

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- Offensive lineman Logan Mankins returned to Patriots practice on Thursday at Gillette Stadium, after missing Wednesday with an illness.

Four Patriots were missing from the media portion of Thursday's shells and shorts session. Those players were defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (back), tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion), and offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer (back).

Haynesworth was ultimately reported by the team as a "limited" participant in Thursday's practice. Hernandez, Vollmer and Wright did not participate.

Safety Patrick Chung (thumb), cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), cornerback Kyle Arrington (chest), cornerback Leigh Bodden (groin), defensive lineman Shaun Ellis (knee), linebacker Gary Guyton (hamstring), linebacker Jerod Mayo (thigh), punter Zoltan Mesko (knee), receiver Taylor Price (hamstring), offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (calf). Josh Barrett (thumb) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) were both full participants.

For the Raiders, Darren McFadden (groin, shoulder) practiced fully. Quarterback Jason Campbell (foot) and wide receiver Jacoby Ford (hamstring) were limited participants. Wide receiver Louis Murphy (groin), linebacker Ricky Brown (concussion), cornerback Chris Johnson (hamstring), running back Marcel Reece (ankle) and defensive end Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) did not practice.

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Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.

While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.

According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”

Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb. 

When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."