Logan Mankins and Aaron Hernandez were both limited practice participants on Wednesday, but neither player was able to take part during Thursday's session. Steve Gregory also went from limited participation on Wednesday to no participation Thursday, while defensive tackle Ron Brace appeared on the injury report for the first time this week after back issues limited him Thursday afternoon.
Brandon Lloyd managed to complete practice for the second straight day after appearing to have injured his shoulder on Friday. Lloyd may have an increased load this Sunday with Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker and Julian Edelman limited on both Wednesday and Thursday.
The full Patriots practice report is as follows:
Did Not Practice:
Ron Brace (back), Patrick Chung (shoulder), Julian Edelman (hand), Ron Gronkowski (hip), Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), Nick McDonald (shoulder), Sterling Moore (knee), Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), Wes Welker (ankle)
Kyle Love (knee)