FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots held a rare walkthrough practice on Wednesday. Running back Brandon Bolden (knee) and linebacker Tracy White (foot) were the only two players not spotted.
Having not practiced in full pads since Sept. 27, the Patriots dialed things back another notch by opting for the walkthrough on Wednesday. Two factors may have played into the decision: getting the team some rest after a long trip back from Seattle, and managing health, with several players missing or leaving Sunday's game with injuries.
Defensive lineman Myron Pryor, who is on reserve/PUP with a shoulder injury, is eligible to return to practice this week. He was on the field for the walk-through, but since the team was not in helmets or pads and it was a walk-through, it does not count as returning to practice. The expectation is that Pryor is not yet ready to return this week, but he is close.
Bolden left Sunday's game with a knee injury. It is unclear if it is the same injury that limited him in practice the last several weeks. Meanwhile, White was spotted in a walking boot after suffering a left foot injury against the Broncos in Week 5.