FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots held their final practice on Friday as they get ready to travel to Oakland and take on the Raiders.
Rookie corner Ras-I Dowling was among those absent from practice as he battles a hip injury.
Also missing for the second straight day was Albert Haynesworth (back). He was at practice on Wednesday but has not been seen since. Both Dowling and Haynesworth are listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
It will be interesting to see if Haynesworth can go on Sunday, as he already missed last week’s loss in Buffalo. With a lot of incentives in his contract, Haynesworth will have to start seeing the field soon.
Also questionable for Sunday: Kyle Arrington (chest), Leigh Bodden (groin), Patrick Chung (hand), Shaun Ellis (knee), Gary Guyton (hamstring), Taylor Price (hamstring) and Ryan Wendell (calf).
Mike Wright (concussion), Sebastian Vollmer (back) , Aaron Hernandez (knee) have been missing all week long, and have been ruled out for Sunday’s game.
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As part of the NFL Breast Cancer Awareness effort, some players will wear pink shoes on Sunday.
One of those is Patriots receiver Wes Welker.
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The new shoes were in front of #83’s locker on Friday, and while Welker loves to support the cause, there is one hassle that goes with it.
He called breaking in shoes the least favorite part of his job.
Welker said he changes footwear every game or so.
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