BOSTON (CBS) — With Week 1 of the NFL season in full swing, the Patriots had perfect attendance at Wednesday’s practice.

As expected, left tackle Trent Brown was back on the practice field Wednesday afternoon after missing the last two sessions with an excused, non-injury related absence. That’s great news for Tom Brady and his blindside, which Brown will be trying to protect Sunday afternoon against a stout Houston defense.

Also on the field for Wednesday’s practice, which was held in full pads on the lower practice field next to Gillette Stadium, were running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel. Both have been dealing with injuries throughout the preseason, but appear to be trending in the right direction for Sunday’s game.

The Patriots released their first practice participation/injury report of the season on Wednesday, and only four players were limited during the session.

LB Ja’Whaun Bentley – Illness
DB Duke Dawson – Hamstring
TE Jacob Hollister – Hamstring
RB Sony Michel – Knee

T Marcus Cannon – Calf
DB Nate Ebner – Knee

New England will practice again Thursday and Friday ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the Texans at Gillette Stadium.

Tune in to Patriots-Texans Sunday afternoon on WBZ-TV — the flagship station of the New England Patriots! Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. with Patriots GameDay, and after the game catch Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s press conferences LIVE on Patriots 5th Quarter!


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