FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was a full participant in his return to practice on Thursday, as the quarterback stated that he felt “great” and the sickness was no big deal. He was removed from the injury report after being listed as a nonparticipant in Wednesday’s practice due to illness/a right shoulder issue.
Guard Logan Mankins (ankle), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (groin) and linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin) all practiced in full on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.
Dobson, the team’s biggest receiver, returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since the start of the playoffs, and his return to game action would give the Patriots size in the red zone. He posted 37 catches for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games this season.
Allen, meanwhile, continues to recover from a shoulder injury suffered on Saturday night, but as of now looks like he will be able to suit up on Sunday afternoon.