FOXBORO -- Defensive lineman Mike Wright, who missed seven games last season with a concussion, was listed on the Patriots Wednesday injury report with an apparent recurrence of the injury, presumably suffered in the regular season opener against the Dolphins. Leigh Bodden and Dan Koppen joined Wright on the sidelines for Wednesday's report. Here's the rest of the information:

OUT
CB Leigh Bodden (back)
C Dan Koppen (fibula)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

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FOXBORO -- Asked about the comments from former teammate Tedy Bruschi regarding wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he has “no problems” with Ochocinco “at all.”

“Everyone has an opinion on everything, and none of it really means anything,” Brady said. “The only thing that means anything are the guys in this locker room and what we do every day in practice.”

FOXBORO -- The Patriots began their Wednesday afternoon practice session on the lower practice fields behind Gillette Stadium Wednesday afternoon, and the following players were absent: cornerback Leigh Bodden, center Dan Koppen and defensive lineman Mike Wright. Meanwhile, tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who was out of practice late last week (and missed the regular-season opener last Monday against the Dolphins) because of a back problem, returned to practice.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots announced Wednesday they have signed offensive lineman Donald Thomas to the 53-man roster, while they also released offensive lineman Thomas Welch, signed tight end Garrett Mills and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian to the practice squad, and released linebacker Aaron Lavarias from the practice squad.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was selected as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Patriots’ 38-24 victory over Miami on Monday Night Football, the NFL announced Wednesday. It is the 18th time in his career that he has received the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined the Dennis & Callahan show early Wednesday morning for his weekly conversation, two days after he threw for a career-high 517 yards in a 38-24 victory over the Dolphins.

Report Card time and it's the ol' written lap dance for the offense and a little bit of the red pen treatment for the defense. That's how it goes when you put up 688 yards of offense and give up 488 yards on defense (and yes, I know it's not quite that simple). 

To the card we go ...

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The Patriots got word on Tuesday that starting center Dan Koppen will be lost from six to 10 weeks with a small break in his left ankle, according to a report by the NFL Network's Albert Breer. 

Breer reported Tuesday night that Koppen, who was injured when Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby fell on him late in the second quarter, has a small crack in the ankle, along wtih a bad ankle sprain. Breer reports minor surgery is likely, with the possiblity that a screw will be needed to stabilize the ankle during rehabilitation. 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined The Big Show Tuesday at Gillette Stadium, sharing his thoughts on the team's 38-24 victory over the Dolphins in Week 1 with Glenn Ordway, Michael Holley and Tedy Bruschi. 

Former Browns and Jets coach and current ESPN football analyst Eric Mangini joined Dennis & Callahan Tuesday morning. The former Patriots assistant discussed his relationship with his old boss, Bill Belichick, as well as what Mangini is perhaps most infamous for: instigating SpyGate.