Training Camp Notes: Gronk back; Albert not

Training Camp Notes: Gronk back; Albert not
August 14, 2011, 12:18 am
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By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
FOXBORO - One reason Bill Belichick doesn't divulge the timetable for a player to return from injury is that - if the player's not back in time, questions arise. On Tuesday, Belichick said that Albert Haynesworth would be back in a day or a couple days. A couple days have come and gone and still... no Albert. But Rob Gronkowski was back and the tight end didn't miss a beat, having yet another excellent practice. Gronkowski left practice limping last Monday. He missed Tuesday, was at Wednesday's walk-through, dressed for Thursday's game but didn't play. He and Tom Brady have shown tremendous chemistry in training camp throughout. Danny Woodhead was not out at practice. Word is his wife had a baby girl. Julian Edelman was at practice but did not participate. Brandon Spikes missed another practice but tweeted like a fiend throughout practice. Ryan Mallett, despite having an auspicious preseason debut, continues to be glacially slow with his decision-making during practice. Zach Roth, an offensive lineman signed as a rookie free agent on Saturday was carted off the field with an apparent leg injury late in practice.
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