BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots had perfect attendance at Wednesday’s practice as they get ready to face the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday, but not everyone was a full participant.
Ten players were listed as limited on Wednesday’s practice report, though it’s a player who is not on the list that is getting the attention.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski is nowhere to be found on the list, meaning he’s fully healthy after nursing a hamstring injury to start the season. Gronkowski has been a force in his last two games, totaling 13 receptions for 271 yards (including a career-high 162 yards Sunday against the Bengals) and a touchdown.
Fellow tight end Martellus Bennett is among the 10 players listed as limited as he deals with an ankle injury. He appeared on last week’s injury report with the ailment, and a low hit by Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Sunday probably didn’t help that situation.
Here’s the full New England practice report from Wednesday:
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Jamie Collins (hip)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder)
DL Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder)
LB Shea McClellin (concussion)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
DL Vincent Valentine (back)
The Steelers listed three players as limited on Wednesday: safety Robert Golden (foot), safety Michael Mitchell (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee)
Seven Steelers did not participate on Wednesday:
T Marcus Gilbert (ankle)
DE Cameron Heyward (hamstring)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (left knee)
S Shamarko Thomas (groin)
C Cody Wallace (knee)
WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder)
RB DeAngelo Williams (knee)
Roethlisberger has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game, and could miss up to 4-6 weeks with a torn meniscus.
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