Hooman was clearly wearing some extra protection around his left knee underneath his full-length sweatpants. He participated in the opening drill of practice, after stretching period, but was not able to move around completely. For instance, when the backs, receivers, and tight ends ran through a bag drill, he followed them, but when the group was made to hop through the bags, he couldn’t. He continued to run through the bags very gently.
Meanwhile, three other Patriots were not on the field for today’s workout: o-lineman
Spikes was a game-time decision two games ago against Denver and wound up playing, as he did against Houston this past Sunday. But he has been visibly slowed by his injury, so, it’s not too surprising that he wasn’t on the field today. Neither Cannon nor Dobson played against Houston.
Another rookie receiver,
Back to that opening drill for a moment. The skill position offensive players were running over bags while toting a football, and the assistant coaches and equipment staff were trying to knock the ball loose – gauntlet-style – by swiping at the ball with their arms cushioned by padding. It was noteworthy that running back