Considering the state of the team the last few weeks perhaps the low number of players that were missing today should be considered a good thing and move in the right direction. BostonHerald.com - Blogs: The Blitz Â» Â» Four players missing from todayâ€™s Patriots walkthrough Four players were missing. Defensive back Ras-I Dowling, who suffered an undisclosed injury against the Jets, was not present. Also missing and not among the participants was running back Brandon Bolden (knee), who walked through the locker room earlier today with a sleeve on his left leg, safety Steve Gregory (hip) and linebacker Tracy White (foot). Mike Rivera was in the locker room also. I would guess that means he's being added to the Practice Squad (one opening with Tarpinian being promoted to the 53-man roster) rather than an indication that he's taking White's place.