Patriots Vollmer Out, 12 Questionable For Sunday
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BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have ruled offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer out, with linebacker Jermaine Cunningham doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
Cunningham, who had practiced all week, was limited in Friday’s practice with a hamstring injury.
Other than Vollmer, offensive lineman Marcus Cannon was the only Patriots to miss practice on Friday. His absence is not injury related, and is listed as probable. Cannon has seen some game action the last few weeks, and will help the Patriots offensive line combat a powerful Redskins pass-rush.
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Wes Welker, limited all week with what is listed as a knee injury, is also probable for Sunday’s game.
The Patriots listed 12 players as questionable, including safety Patrick Chung and linebacker Brandon Spikes. Both have not played since suffering injuries November 6 against the New York Giants.
Chung has been improving with each week, and was a late scratch last Sunday against Indianapolis. He could be back on the field against Washington, although the team will likely not know until just before game time.
The following are listed as Questionable for Sunday:
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S Jame Ihedigbo (shoulder)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
RB Shane Vereen (hamstring)
C Ryan Wendell (calf)
RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen)
Tune in to the Patriots-Redskins game Sunday on WBZ-TV and 98.5 The Sports Hub at 4:15pm. Pregame coverage begins on WBZ-TV with Patriots Gameday at 11:30am and at 1pm on The Hub. Stay tuned after the game for all the reaction and analysis on 98.5, and over on MYTV38 with Patriots Fifth Quarter.