FOXBORO — Things are not promising for Jamie Collins returning Sunday against the Giants.

The linebacker missed his third straight practice on Friday after turning up on the injury report last Saturday with an illness.

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. certainly will have the Patriots’ attention this week, while the Patriots have had Beckham Jr.’s attention for a long time.

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo checked in with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Friday to discuss the Patriots’ upcoming game against the Giants.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio made his weekly appearance with Dennis, Callahan & Minihane on Friday morning to talk about Sunday’s Patriots-Giants game, the combustible situation in Dallas and other NFL news. To hear the interview, go to the D&C audio on demand page.

Eli Manning celebrates the second of his two Super Bowls at the expense of the Patriots.</p>
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Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin have a lot of history together. (Getty Images)FOXBORO — When you face the Patriots, you do have to coach differently. Field goals don’t win games against the New England offense. You have to take some chances.



A few days before Sunday’s game in New York against the Giants, the Patriots made a series of small roster moves.

The team promoted linebacker Eric Martin from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster and released safety Dewey McDonald, according to the NFL transaction wire.

All week Patriots players have downplayed seeking revenge for their two Super Bowl losses to the Giants this Sunday when the Patriots travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the

FOXBORO — For the second straight day, linebacker Jamie Collins and offensive linemen Tre’ Jackson and Marcus Cannon and Sebastian Vollmer were all not spotted at the start of Patriots practice, held in cold and rainy conditions on the playing fields behind