Woodhead returns to practice; Solder out

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- While the big story on Tuesday afternoon was the return of defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth to practice in full pads, he was not the only Patriots player to return to action.

Running back Danny Woodhead was in full pads for the media access portion of Tuesday's practice (stretching and light positional drills), a sign that he has been cleared by the team's medical staff. Woodhead appeared to suffer a head injury after taking a hard hit while covering a punt late in last Thursday's preseason game in Tampa.

Also returning to action in full pads was linebacker Gary Guyton, who was not in uniform for Monday's practice.

Meanwhile, offensive lineman Nate Solder was not spotted at the media access portion of Tuesday's practice. The injury status of the first-round pick is unknown at this point.

Otherwise, the list of players not practicing remained unchanged from Monday:

  • RB Stevan Ridley

  • CB Leigh Bodden

  • RB Shane Vereen

  • LB/S Josh Barrett

  • RB Kevin Faulk (active/PUP)

  • CB Malcolm Williams

  • RB Eric Kettani

  • LB Jeff Tarpinian

  • LB Dane Fletcher

  • LB Brandon Spikes

  • OL Marcus Cannon (active/NFI)

  • OL Ryan Wendell

  • DT Brandon Deaderick (active/PUP)

  • TE Lee Smith

  • DE Jermaine Cunningham

  • DT Ron Brace (active/PUP)

  • DT Mike Wright