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Light present at Thursday practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light was present for Thursday's practice, another sign that he has escaped major injury after being spotted leaving Monday night's game in a walking boot.

Linebackers Brandon Spikes (knee) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) were the only two players not spotted. Neither player has practiced in several weeks.

Players were in light shoulder pads for the Thanksgiving day practice, one day after an indoor walkthrough. The team has not practiced in full pads since before the Jets game in Week 10.