Nathan Hughes is poised to make his England comeback in Saturday's autumn finale against Australia after completing his six-week ban.
Hughes missed the opening three November Internationals after being suspended for punching and conduct prejudicial to the interest of the game, the latter charge incurred for tweeting "what a joke" at the disciplinary process.
The Fijian-born Wasps forward is likely to be involved in the matchday 23 named by Eddie Jones on Thursday and will supply a ball-carrying threat at number eight where Mark Wilson and Zach Mercer have been providing cover.
Mercer has made way to accommodate Hughes' return among the 28 summoned to England's Surrey training base to prepare for Australia's visit.
Also axed after Saturday's laboured 35-15 victory over Japan are scrum-half Danny Care and centre Alex Lozowski.
Richard Wigglesworth, a second-half replacement on Saturday, will deputise for Ben Youngs from the bench against Australia after ousting Care, who has been jettisoned despite scoring the opening try.
Lozowski has paid the price for waving centre Ryoto Nakamura through under the posts for one of Japan's two touch downs, a mistake that saw him replaced by Owen Farrell at half-time.
The Saracen's removal opens the door to Piers Francis, who won the most recent of his four caps as a second-half replacement in the first Test of the summer tour to South Africa.
England 28-man training squad: Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons), Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers),Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs),Ben Te'o (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)