Stevan Ridley Returns to Patriots Practice While Tommy Kelly, Michael Buchanan, Leon Washington Are Absent

Stevan Ridley, Tom BradyFOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots’ run game may see an uptick against the Saints this weekend.

Stevan Ridley was present for the start of Wednesday’s practice. Ridley missed all three sessions last week and was inactive against the Bengals.

Tommy Kelly, Michael Buchanan and Leon Washington were absent for the start of practice. Kelly and Washington suffered injuries against Cincinnati. No injury was announced for Buchanan during Sunday’s game, though he only played six snaps, down from his usual 11 to 24.

Newly acquired defensive tackle Andre Neblett was at practice wearing No. 71.

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