Kicker Adam Vinatieri was the only DNP from yesterday to return to the field on Thursday. Although he was limited in his participation, it looks as though he may try to test things out on Sunday.
Jabaal Sheard hit the injury report for the first time this season with abdomen issues. After being limited on Wednesday, running back Marlon Mark sat on the sidelines Thursday as he rehabs some ankle issues, and after being a full participant on Wednesday Clayton Geathers did not practice as he handles his neck injury.
After being limited on Wednesday, both Denico Autry and Dontrelle Inman were in full-gear on Thursday. Tight end Jack Doyle, who has missed the playing field the last five weeks, was limited again as they slowly try to reintegrate the former Pro Bowler into playing time.
Of the eight total DNPs, half belong to the offensive side of the ball and the other half on defense. As the team gets prepared to travel to Oakland, certain individuals will need to make some big strides.