BOSTON (CBS) – After missing practice on Wednesday, Leigh Bodden returned to field for the New England Patriots on Thursday.

Bodden returned to practice after missing the first practice of the week with a back injury. He was listed on last week’s injury report with a hand injury, but played in Monday Night’s season opening 38-24 win over the Dolphins.

Bodden register three tackles in the win.

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Only two players were not present for Thursday’s practice as the Patriots get ready take on the San Diego Chargers at Gillette. Center Dan Koppen, out 6-10 weeks with a broken ankle,  and defensive lineman Mike Wright, who suffered a concussion in Monday’s victory, were both absent from the session.

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Wright missed the second half of the 2010 season due to a concussion.

For the second straight day, the team practiced in shorts and light shoulder pads.

Tune in to the Patriots-Chargers game Sunday at 4:15pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV. Tune in to Patriots Gameday at 11:30am on WBZ-TV and The Sports Hub’s pregame coverage, beginning at 1pm. After the game tune in to the Postgame show on 98.5, and to Patriots Fifth Quarter on TV38.


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