Welker returns to limited activity

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (neck) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, while defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (back) dipped to limited activity after participating fully the day before. Those were the only changes to the Patriots' participation report:

Did not participate: LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

Limited participation: S Josh Barrett (thumb), DE Shaun Ellis (ribs), RB Kevin Faulk (knee), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), Wes Welker (neck)

And for the Giants, tight end Bear Pascoe (finger) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) are new additions:

Did not participate: T Stacy Andrews (back), C David Baas (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring)

Limited participation: CB Prince Amukamara (foot), FB Henry Hynoski (neck), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee/shoulder), TE Bear Pascoe (finger), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck)

Full participation: LB Michael Boley (knee), WR Mario Manningham (illness), DE Justin Tuck (groin/neck)