Vollmer remains only absence at practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots held their third practice of the week on Thursday, and offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer remained the only player not spotted during the media access portion of practice.

This meant that running backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley, as well as defensive end Jermaine Cunningham were notable players to have practiced two straight days. Thursday's session was the second straight practice held in full pads.

The first injury report of the week will be released at 4 p.m. on Thursday, which should shed more light on Vollmer's status. If he does not practice on Friday, he will likely be kept out of Monday night's regular season opener in Miami.