FOXBORO, Mass. — After trimming the roster to 75 players, the Patriots are nearly at full health as they prepare for their fourth and final preseason game.
Rob Gronkowski, who is still on the PUP list but has not been transferred to reserve/PUP yet, was the only player absent from the early portion of practice on Tuesday. Jermaine Cunningham and Mark Harrison were spotted on the side field working with trainers.
Alfonzo Dennard was on the side field with Gronkowski, Cunningham and Harrison on Monday. On Tuesday, Dennard was participating in drills, which means he might be able to play Thursday against the Giants.
Dennard and Ras-I Dowling, who just started participating in drills Monday, would likely get the bulk of the snaps at cornerback against the Giants. Dowling and Dennard have yet to play in a preseason game this season.