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BOSTON (CBS) – Five Patriots did not participate in practice on Wednesday, with wide receiver Julian Edelman among the missing.
Edelman, who has 10 receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown on the season, injured his left hand in Sunday night’s 31-30 loss to the Ravens. He left at the start of the third quarter and did not return.
Also absent from Wednesday’s practice was guard Logan Mankins. The All Pro lineman was added to the injury report last Thursday with a hip injury, but practiced on Friday and played Sunday night.
Defensive end Brandon Dederick, defensive tackle Justin Francis and tight end Aaron Hernandez were all absent due to ankle injuries.
Six Patriots were limited on Wednesday as they prepare for a divisional match-up with the Buffalo Bills: Corners Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) and Sterling Moore (knee), offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer (back) and Nick McDonald (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (foot), and quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder).
Newly signed defensive lineman Terrell McClain practiced with the team, sporting the #93 jersey
For Buffalo, running back Fred Jackson was limited with a knee injury, while fellow RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder), corner Leodis McKelvin (groin), and wide receiver Ruvell Martin (ankle) were all absent from their Wednesday practice session.
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