On Wednesday, Chandler Jones made his first appearance at New England Patriots practice since injuring his hip against the New York Jets on Oct. 16.
While his timetable for a full return remains fluid, the third-year defensive end was among nine limited participants for the Patriots during the walkthrough inside the Dana-Farber Field House.
Also listed as limited on the team’s official participation report was halfback Shane Vereen (ankle), wideout Brandon LaFell (shoulder), fourth-round offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger), swing tackle Marcus Cannon (hip), guard Dan Connolly (ankle), first-round defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee), safety Nate Ebner (finger), and long snapper Danny Aiken (concussion).
Vereen, LaFell and Connolly were not on New England’s injury report last Friday, and all three started New England’s Week 12 game against the Detroit Lions.
Rookies Fleming and Easley, meanwhile, were inactive with their respective ailments after logging a combined 67 snaps the week prior, according to Pro Football Focus.
Aiken’s name is a new addition to the injury report, and it comes on the heels of the addition of fellow long snapper Charley Hughlett to the practice squad. Aiken suffered a concussion during a field goal in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, as Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley collided with his helmet and was flagged for a personal foul. The penalty set up a first down, which ultimately ended in a touchdown for the Patriots.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh) and quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) were full participants in the non-padded session on Wednesday. Both were designated as probable heading into New England’s 34-9 win over Detroit.