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Wednesday Morning Walkthrough Notes

Jeff Howe updates us on who was missing at practice, who came back and who watched from the sidelines.

Ian Rapoport describes the Patriots walkthrough this morning, noting the return of Rob Gronkowski.

Greg A. Bedard throw us a few practice crumbs from Tuesday's walkthrough. Wes Welker just can't be covered.

Mike Reiss tells us what he observed at this morning's practice. Belichick made this a "game preparation" practice, giving players a feel for how they would come out of the tunnel, handle the opening coin toss and stand for the National Anthem.

DJ Bean was at practice this morning and saw Nate Solder getting a healthy amount of action at left tackle.

Andy Hart reports his observations from Gillette: After the "opening kickoff" the defensive unit took the field with a line consisting of Jermaine Cunningham, Kade Weston, Kyle Love and Eric Moore. The LBs were Rob Ninkovich, Dane Fletcher and Gary Guyton.

Jeff Howe points out how Aaron Hernandez has heated up big time during this last week of training camp.

Jeff Howe notes Brian Hoyer doesn't have much to compare himself with against Tom Brady, but he did beat him in the barrel drill and feels pretty good about it.

Tom E. Curran says it's looking like Haynesworth won't play in the preseason opener.

Ian Rapoport takes a guess at who plays tomorrow night.

Michael Hurley posts some photos of Tom Brady enjoying some family time with his son Jack and his parents after yesterday's practice.