Patriots Practice Report: Martellus Bennett Returns; Two Remain Absent


FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett and special teams captain Matthew Slater returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session.

Bennett is dealing with ankle and shoulder injuries but has continued to play through them. Slater has missed two consecutive games with a foot injury.

Safety Jordan Richards (knee) and wide receiver Danny Amendola (ankle) were absent. Cornerback Eric Rowe (hamstring) stayed at practice while the media was present. He departed before the media left Wednesday.

There were no new players on the practice field for the Patriots, who could be looking to sign a wide receiver or tight end since Amendola is expected to be out for the remainder of the regular season and Rob Gronkowski was placed on injured reserve last week.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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