FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots could be getting their “X” receivers back on Sunday.
Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins practiced all week, spoke the media and appear to be moving well. Dobson has been dealing with a foot injury, while Thompkins has missed the past two weeks with a hip ailment. The rookie wideouts were missed last Sunday in the red zone.
Dobson said on Thursday that he thinks he will play against the Ravens. Thompkins left his status up in the air. Both players will likely be tested one final time on Saturday before the Patriots make the trip to Baltimore.
New England could be getting its starting left tackle back, as well. Nate Solder practiced for the second straight day, which seems to put him on the same schedule as last week, when he played after suffering a concussion in Week 14. Solder was concussed for a second time this season last Sunday.
The Patriots were in shells and sweats out on the lower practice field in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. New England chose not to practice in the heated Dana-Farber Field House this week despite expected temperature in Baltimore in the 70s on Sunday.