Friday’s lone practice session was once again a contact-affair in full pads. A few items of note to start, as defensive end Richard Seymour missed his second consecutive practice, while defensive end Chris Norwell and offensive lineman Gene Mruczkowski also weren’t present.
Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, meanwhile, came off the active PUP list, leaving eight players still on the list.
Beyond those items, here are a few highlights and or lowlights from the session.
*** On a perfectly executed fake reverse, Tom Brady heaved up a bomb to Randy Moss on a post-pattern. Moss was open, getting behind the defense, but somehow, in a rare display dropped the ball.
*** During the crowd favorite pass protection drill, where the running backs attempt to block charging linebackers, rookie Jerod Mayo got the fans buzzing when he bulled over Kyle Eckel. The crowd also roared when Tedy Bruschi made a nice spin move to elude Heath Evans. Linebacker Gary Guyton was also effective in this drill.