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Quick Kicks: Thu. 8-25 Practice/Locker Room Notebook

Erik Scalavino offers his Thursday locker room notes as the Patriots prepare to play the Detroit Lions

… Windy, partly cloudy, humid conditions set the tone for Patriots practice today, as thunderstorms are expected in the Foxborough area later today. Today's session, more like a Friday, regular-season type of day, was in helmets, shorts, and shells on the training camp practice fields.

… At his daily press briefing, head coach Bill Belichick said the approaching hurricane, at this point, isn't affecting plans for the team's return from Detroit early Sunday.

… No new additions to the list of absentees today. The same total of 14 players that weren't out there Wednesday:, rookie RBs Stevan Ridley, CB Leigh Bodden, RB Kevin Faulk, rookie DB Malcolm Williams, RB Eric Kettani, rookie LB Jeff Tarpinian, LBs Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes, rookie OL Marcus Cannon, OL Ryan Wendell, and DLs Brandon Deaderick, Jermaine Cunningham, Ron Brace, and Mike Wright.

… The locker room interviews are scheduled for after practice today, starting around 1:15. Please visit later for an update.

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