Patriots Minicamp Observations: Dominique Easley Returns To Practice (Video)


FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots first-round draft pick Dominique Easley was inside the Dana-Farber Field House on Thursday, practicing with the rest of the team.

Easley was not wearing a brace on his right knee, but he was sporting a full leg sleeve. Easley tore his right ACL during practice in September with the Florida Gators. Easley warmed up with the team and participated in positional drills.

Check him out on the right running drills:

Six players were absent at Thursday’s minicamp practice — wide receivers Aaron Dobson, Wilson Van Hooser and Josh Boyce, defensive tackle Armond Armstead and cornerbacks Alfonzo Dennard and Malcolm Butler.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Matthew Slater were present at practice, but they did not participate in team drills. Quarterback Ryan Mallett, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end D.J. Williams, cornerback Justin Green and linebacker Deontae Skinner were running drills on the outdoor practice field, away from the rest of the team.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was absent for Wednesday’s practice, was back on the field on Thursday. He warmed up and participated in drills.

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