Patriots Practice Report: Amendola,Talib Among 5 Absent On Wednesday

BOSTON (CBS) – Five players missed practice for the Patriots on Wednesday as the team prepares for Sunday’s matchup with the New York Jets.

Wide receiver Danny Amendola (concussion/groin), guard Dan Connolly (concussion), defensive lineman Tommy Kelly (knee), corner Aqib Talib (hip) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) were all absent for Wednesday’s session at Gillette.

Amendola, Connolly and Talib were all injured in Sunday’s comeback win against the New Orleans Saints, and it’s unclear when they’ll be able to return to the field. Kelly injured his knee two weeks ago in a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and missed Sunday’s game against New Orleans.

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Seven addition players had limited participation in the practice, which was held in shorts and shells.

Here is a full list from Wednesday’s Practice Participation Report:


RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

WR Julian Edelman (thigh)

TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm)

TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee)

CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)

WR Matthew Slater (wrist)

DB Tavon Wilson (hamstring)


CB Kyle Arrington (groin)

DL Rob Ninkovich (groin)

Earlier on Wednesday, the Patriots placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on the season-ending IR after he underwent surgery on a torn pectoral muscle on Tuesday.

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For the Jets, wide receivers Santonio Holmes (foot/hamstring) and Greg Salas (knee) and defensive back Kyle Wilson (concussion) missed practice on Wednesday.

Defensive back Dee Milliner (hamstring) and wide receiver David Nelson (hamstring) were limited for the Jets on Wednesday.


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