Sealver Siliga (foot) only player missing from Patriots practice while Brandon Browner works out at Gillette
|09.24.14 at 12:26 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Nose tackle Sealver Siliga was the only eligible player missing from Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team returned to the grass fields behind Gillette Stadium in full pads.
Siliga injured his foot in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Raiders and did not return.
Brandon Browner, who is in the process of serving his fourth and final game of an NFL-mandated drug suspension, was on the main stadium field working out on his own.
The NFL responded to inquiries Wednesday on the matter, indicating that is has been “standard procedure” for players violating substance abuse policies to be permitted to work out with their team. Players violating PED policy are banned from all team facilities. The league also revealed that this policy has been in place even before the new drug policy went into place last week.