FOXBORO, Mass. — Cornerback Leigh Bodden returned to the field Monday morning during the Patriots' walkthrough. Bodden suffered a knee injury last week during practice, according to sources, but he clearly benefited from having the weekend off.
Bodden missed two padded practices and one walkthrough with the injury, but he said there were "no concerns at all" with the knee.
Defensive lineman Ty Warren, linebacker Gary Guyton and offensive lineman Nick Kaczur were the notable players who missed Monday's session. Guyton has a minor knee injury, and it's believed he'll return to the field soon, according to sources. Kaczur has a back injury, and he could miss a significant portion of time. Warren's injury is unknown.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addressed the team's injuries prior to practice.
"Injury-wise, Ty and Nick have both missed a number of practices and are both being evaluated by our medical staff, and we’ll see what comes of that," Belichick said. "We’ll just have to wait until we get a little more information there. Otherwise, I‘d say everybody is pretty much in a day-to-day situation. We got some guys back at the end of last week, and we’ll hopefully see more back this week as we get closer to full strength."
The Patriots will hold a padded practice Monday afternoon. It will be their 19th practice, and their 15th in pads.