Edelman (hand) returns to practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman returned to practice Thursday after missing more than two weeks with a hand injury.

Edelman left early in the second half of the Patriots' Week 3 loss in Baltimore with the injury. He was wearing a protective wrap on his left hand for the start of Thursday's session.

Meanwhile, linebacker Tracy White (foot), safety Steve Gregory (hip) and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) were not spotted for a second straight practice.

The Patriots were in light shoulder pads for the second time this week. They have not practiced in full pads since Sept. 27.