FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots had full attendance at practice on Tuesday as they returned to the field after six days away during their playoff bye week.
During the start of the session that was open to reporters, the team held a full-pads workout in temperatures that were in the teens with snowfall.
The full-pads aspect of practice is notable, given the team's extended time off and clubs being limited with the number of those practices they can hold, per NFL rules.
Personnel-wise, wide receiver Brandon LaFell returned after missing two practices during the bye week. LaFell, who hobbled off and missed nine snaps in the season finale against the Bills, participated in footwork drills with his teammates early in the session.
Brandon LaFell participating in footwork drills during the open media portion of practice. pic.twitter.com/4udXsqHTrJ— Lee Schechter (@LeeSchechter) Jan. 6, 2015
With perfect attendance, the Patriots look poised to have all of their banged-up players back in uniform for Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the Ravens. That group includes left tackle Nate Solder (knee), left guard Dan Connolly (knee) and receiver Julian Edelman (concussion), among others. Edelman looked exceptionally quick during the footwork drill.