The Patriots announced Friday afternoon that running back Brandon Bolden, defensive end Trevor Scott and linebacker Tracy White have all been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills at Gillette Stadium. Here's the complete report for New England: 

 

OUT

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

DE Trevor Scott (hamstring)

LB Tracy White (foot) 

 

QUESTIONABLE

CB Kyle Arrington (concussion)

FOXBORO -- Patriots rookie running back Brandon Bolden has been suspended four games for violation of the NFL performance enhancing drug policy. The ruling came down late Friday afternoon. The Patriots released a statement from an NFL spokesperson.

"Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King made his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni Friday, discussing the surprising Colts and the rest of the NFL. 

The Colts, who finished 2-14 last season, improved to 6-3 on Thursday with their 27-10 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Rookie Andrew Luck has impressed since being taken first overall in the 2012 draft and last week set the rookie record for passing yards with 433 against the Dolphins. While King is impressed with the Colts, he noted that their recent schedule hasn't exactly been overly difficult. 

FOXBORO -- For a third straight day, running back Brandon Bolden (knee), linebacker Tracy White (foot) and defensive end Trevor Scott (hamstring) were all missing from Patriots practice. The team worked out in sweats and shells inside Gillette Stadium on the main field in advance of their Sunday game against the Bills in Foxboro. 

While there is a growing consensus that Andy Reid won't be back as the head coach of the Eagles in 2013, in his weekly visit on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network suggested that Reid isn't the only one looking at the end of his tenure in Philadelphia. Lombardi said that the Eagles seem prepared for a far-reaching overhaul that also will spell the end of quarterback Michael Vick's tenure in Philadelphia. 

FOXBORO -- Forget questions about his shirtless jacket wardrobe at the Aerosmith concert on Commonwealth Ave. or what he's doing at home to get ready for a third child.



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FOXBORO -- Joe Tiller knew he had something special in Rob Ninkovich when he first saw him on the football field.



 

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had the same injury report Thursday as they did on Wednesday, which increases the likelihood of tight end Aaron Hernandez returning to the field Sunday when New England faces Buffalo at Gillette Stadium. Hernandez has struggled with an ankle injury over the last month, and sat out the last game before the bye, a win over the Rams in London. Here’s the complete report:

 

Did Not Practice

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez says he will be changing his ways after becoming a father for the first time.

Speaking publicly for the first time since the birth of his daughter Avielle Janelle on Tuesday, Hernandez said his perspective on life has changed.

FOXBORO -- For a second straight day, high winds and rain drove the Patriots practice indoors in sweats and shells inside Dana-Farber Field House. And for a second straight day, just three players were missing as running back Brandon Bolden, linebacker Tracy White and defensive end Trevor Scott were missing from the media availability during practice.