FOXBORO -- The second joint practice between the Patriots and Saints was held on the outdoor fields behind Gillette Stadium despite rainy conditions Wednesday. Players wore shorts and shells, and the entirety of the session was played at a walkthrough pace. Here's what we saw...
* Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was back on the field, as was left tackle Nate Solder. The Patriots used LaAdrian Waddle at left tackle on Tuesday in Solder's absence. Solder appeared healthy and was participating fully during the walkthrough.
* The Patriots continue to have four players on the physically unable to perform list: Sebastian Vollmer, Tre' Jackson, Dion Lewis and Danny Amendola. The lone player from that group who was spotted at Wednesday's session was Amendola.
* DJ Foster, Keshawn Martin and Donald Brown all headed to the lower field for conditioning soon after practice began as they continue to work their way back from injuries.
* Logan Ryan, Chris Hogan and Jonathan Freeny -- as well as all quarterbacks -- wore red non-contact jerseys.
* Aaron Dobson and DeAndre Carter stood out as two of the Patriots receivers that appeared to have little issue make their breaks on the wet turf. Malcolm Mitchell and Martellus Bennett were among those on both clubs who had drops in the steady rain.
* During some down time, Tom Brady could be seen having long conversations with a pair of offensive assistants: tight ends coach Brian Daboll and offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia.
* Alan Branch brought some levity to the practice by dancing onto the field before getting reps on a couple of different occasions.
* The Patriots had a decent crowd on hand despite the weather conditions. Though the practice was held at less than full speed, they cheered loudly at certain points. One Tom Brady Hail Mary completion to Bennett in the end zone drew considerable applause.
* Both the Patriots and the Saints worked on onside kicks and onside recoveries during the special teams portions of practice. There were also periods spent on end-of-game situations where the defensive team on the field would play what might be considered a "prevent" look to guard against a touchdown. In those periods, the offenses looked to make a completion before giving way to field-goal units.
* During one of the end-of-game periods, Saints defensive back Ken Crawley intercepted a Jimmy Garoppolo pass and was promptly reprimanded by his teammates. In those half-speed periods, turnovers aren't typically encouraged.
* At the end of the practice, Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett got a chance to work with some of the reserve offensive linemen and skill position players in 11-on-11 reps.
* After the session, Garoppolo, Mitchell, Drew Brees, Rob Gronkowski, Trey Flowers and Shea McClellin were among the players after practice that drew big media crowds.
* Before players departed the field, they heard from former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand and Jami Goldman Marseilles, a double-amputee runner. Boston Marathon bombing survivor Celeste Corcoran also spoke, per ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss.