Practice report: Dennard, 2 others out

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who attended a hearing in Nebraska on Thursday during which he was sentenced to 30 additional days in jail for violating his probation, was one of three players to miss practice on Thursday as the team continues it preparation for the Browns.

Rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) and starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle) were also missing, the second straight day they have been out. Neither has practiced since suffering injuries in Week 12 against the Broncos.

Rookie wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) was among those players listed as limited, and with Dobson missing time, the Patriots added insurance in the form of veteran Austin Collie, who was re-signed Thursday morning and on the practice field.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who missed practice on Wednesday due to a non-injury issue, returned to practice Thursday, though he was limited as he continues to deal with a knee injury.

As was the case on Wednesday, cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hip), Kyle Arrington (groin) and Marquice Cole (shin) were limited.