FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick wouldn't rule out the return of linebacker Dane Fletcher during a conference call Friday.
Preseason football gets a bad rap around here, and that reputation is entirely deserved. But even in the midst of all the apathy, the first preseason game is always special.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots practiced in full pads Thursday on the actual Gillette Stadium game-day field.
FOXBORO It remains to be seen if New England's BenJarvus Green-Ellis can have a repeat of his career-day in last Sunday's win over the New York Jets.
The Patriots were without six players at Wednesday's practice, including Albert Haynesworth who did not play because of a back injury.