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FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots are listing 14 players questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.
Each player, headlined by tight end Aaron Hernandez, was limited on Friday, as they have been at the two previous team practices.
Hernandez had to leave New England’s 45-10 win over the Broncos last weekend with a concussion, and is 50/50 to play on Sunday. The tight end’s presence on the field will be huge for the Patriots, given the matchup problems he and fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski pose to opposing defenses.
Corner Kyle Arrington (foot), center Dan Connolly (groin) and receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) were all full participants on Friday and listed as Probable for Sunday’s game.
Tom Brady, who miss practice Wednesday and is reportedly battling a sprained AC Joint in his left shoulder, has not appeared on the practice/injury report the past two days.
Here is the full list of those listed as Questionable for Sunday:
WR Deion Branch (knee)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
OT Nate Solder (concussion)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)
For the Baltimore Ravens, safety Ed Reed was a full participant in Friday’s practice and is Probable for Sunday’s game.
The Patriots will have their final walk-through on Saturday before battling the Ravens for a spot in the Super Bowl.
Tune in to the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens Sunday, January 22 at 3pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV. Pregame coverage begins with a special two-hour Patriots GameDay on WBZ at 11:00am, with Patriots Preview beginning at noon on the Hub!