Aaron Dobson practices, Stevan Ridley held out

Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson participated in Wednesday’s practice after injuring his neck during Sunday night’s win over the Falcons.  Cornerback Alfonso Dennard was also on the field working with his teammates.

Running back Stevan Ridley was held out of practice for an unknown reason.

Also, special teams captain Matthew Slater (broken wrist) and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (torn Achilles) were absent from the session, which was held in shells. Wilfork’s attendance will continue to be relevant as long as he’s on the 53-man roster. Slater is expected to miss another 2-4 weeks.

Bill Belichick was asked this morning why Wilfork hasn’t been placed on injured reserve, and he responded, “When we have anything to announce, we’ll announce it, put it that way.”

 Update:  Ridley only have a thigh bruise.