Soundbites from Tuesday afternoon

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Some assorted player quotes following Tuesday afternoon's practice:

Cornerback Darius Butler on rookie Ras-I Dowling: "He's big, he's long, he's fast. He looks like a good player."

Center Dan Koppen on new, reduced practice schedule: "It's obviously the double-edged sword. You might have less two-a-days, but that one practice that you're out here for, it's a doozy. You got to have your mind right and be ready to go the whole way through. It's a long practice. You have to be mentally into it."

Koppen on the return of Matt Light & Logan Mankins: "I can't stand it. [laughter]. No, it's great to have those guys back. The type of player that Logan and Matt are, what they've done for this team. They're such good guys, to have them in the locker room, they're good friends, so it's really good to see them come back."

Safety James Sanders on starting camp on Active/NFI: "It's something that happened in the past. I'm just working to get out there and work with the others."