The Patriots continued their organized team activities at a sunny Gillette Stadium Tuesday, with seven players missing from the voluntary practice and another failing to finish after what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was carted off the field after injuring his shoulder in the final 15 minutes of practice.

Dennard wasn't the only Patriot to get nicked up in practice, though. Stevan Ridley pulled up grabbing his right hamstring during 7-on-7 drills. He sat out the rest of the practice after getting it stretched out. And tight end Jake Ballard had to have his left ankle looked at mid practice.

Rob Gronkowski (forearm/back), Brandon Spikes, Julian Edelman (leg), Nick McDonald (unknown), Brandon Bolden (ankle), Stephon Morris (unknown) and Joe Vellano (unknown) were not spotted during practice.

A number of players, including Sebastian Vollmer, Dan Connolly, Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Josh Boyce, and Nate Ebner were limited in their participation.