Who was missing from Patriots OTA Thursday?


FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots held their ninth OTA of the spring and third open to the media Thursday morning and had pretty good attendance, as a few players who have not been seen at the previous open sessions were spotted this time around.

Players missing included: quarterback Cam Newton, kicker Nick Folk, wide receiver Nelson Agholor, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, running back Brandon Bolden, running back James White, linebacker Terez Hall, defensive end Rashod Berry, offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, tight end Jonnu Smith, wide receiver Devin Smith, defensive lineman Lawrence Guy and defensive lineman Byron Cowart.

Agholor and Berry are new absences, while Dont’a Hightower, Devin McCourty, N’Keal Harry, Adrian Phillips, Trent Brown, JC Jackson and Rhamondre Stevenson were present after not being spotted at last week's open OTA.

New England will hold its mandatory minicamp next Monday-Wednesday.