Solder limited at practice; Dobson absent


New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder was limited in his return to practice on Thursday as he continues to recover from a concussion.

Wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) was the only player not to take part in practice, while cornerback Marquice Cole (shin) was removed from the injury report entirely.

Quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder) was limited for the second straight day, as were cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hip), Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder/knee) and Kyle Arrington (groin), as well as linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee).

Offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle), who returned to practice this week after missing two straight games, was limited, as was tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, who has missed three straight games due to a knee injury.