FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung (foot) and Brandon Spikes (knee) both missed their second straight day of practice on Thursday inside Gillette Stadium. Also missing their second consecutive day were linebacker Dane Fletcher and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell. Wes Welker was again limited due to a rib injury as the team practiced in full pads in the heavy rain throughout the session, which featured blaring music over the stadium sound system. The team is preparing for the hostile environment it will face Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  Here's the complete report:

Former Patriots defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who was released earlier this week by New England, spoke to the Tampa Bay media Thursday, a day after he was picked up by the Bucs. Haynesworth told reporters he was happy with the Patriots, but said he was hoping to do more.

FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung, Brandon Spikes and Ryan Wendell were not at the start of Patriots practice for the second straight day as the team held practice inside a rainy Gillette Stadium Thursday afternoon. 

Chung missed his second straight practice with a foot injury while Spikes landed on this week's injury report with a right knee issue. He reportedly suffered a sprained MCL in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Giants. Wendell suffered a concussion during the loss while Dane Fletcher was again missing from practice. 

FOXBORO -- While Albert Haynesworth remains a convenient punching bag for the ills of the New England defense over the first half of the season, he wasn’t the only new defensive lineman who has had an underwhelming start to his career with the Patriots.



Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison ripped into defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth Wednesday, telling Vic Carucci on Cleveland’s WKNR Radio that Haynesworth “flat out quit” on New England.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were awarded Albert Haynesworth on Wednesday after the team made a claim for him off waivers before the 4 p.m. ET deadline. Haynesworth, 30, was released by the Patriots on Tuesday and claimed by the Bucs one day later, according to Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik.

FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung missed practice on Wednesday with a foot injury while offensive lineman Ryan Wendell was out after apparently suffering a concussion against the Giants. Wes Welker was limited due to a rib injury while Brandon Spikes missed with a right knee injury.  Here's the complete report:

Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OL Ryan Wendell (concussion)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)

Speaking on a conference call Wednesday afternoon, Jets star and Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed with his coach's assessment that he is the best at his position in football. 

FOXBORO -- The dynamic along the Patriots’ defensive line had already started to shift before Tuesday’s the release of Albert Haynesworth -- he had been supplanted in the starting lineup by second-year lineman Kyle Love -- but with the decision to cut ties with Haynesworth, the yo



FOXBORO -- Safety Patrick Chung and linebackers Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes were among those missing at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began on-field preparations for the Jets this Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.