Patriots LB Brandon Spikes, WR Aaron Dobson & OT Marcus Cannon not spotted at start of practice. TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) returns.
Boston Herald "Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes will be the first to admit that he isn’t like anyone else. His eccentric personality lights up the football field, and it’s infectious in the locker room, too. But when Spikes opened himself up to criticism for skipping eight weeks of voluntary offseason..." June 12
ESPN.com "Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was absent from the team's first organized team activity, held at Gillette Stadium on Monday, a league source confirms. The reason for the absence was unclear, but as colleague Mike Reiss noted on Sunday, Spikes has not been present much at the team's facility..." May 20