Butler absent from Day 3 of minicamp; Ealy departs early

FOXBORO – There was one notable absence from Thursday's proceedings on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, Day 3 of mandatory minicamp: Malcolm Butler.  One half of one of the top cornerback duos in the league, Butler had been at both of the previous minicamp workouts earlier this week. With Butler out, cornerback Eric Rowe saw a bit more work against the top group of Patriots offensive weapons. Stephon Gilmore, who saw reps with the second group of defensive backs on Wednesday, was back with the top group.  Here are a handful of other observations from the practice . . .  * Defensive lineman Lawrence Guy was also absent on Thursday. He missed Wednesday's practice as well. Undrafted

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