According to a report in the Boston Globe, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a sprained foot but is not expected to miss Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

 

Brady missed practice for the first time this season on Wednesday, and is listed on the Patriots participation/injury report with a foot injury, along with the right shoulder injury that has been on each report this season.

 

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Randy Moss met with the media on Wednesday for the first time as a member of the Tennessee Titans. The Titans claimed the wide receiver off of waivers last week after he was released by the Vikings.

 

"I'm going to give y'all maybe two, not more than three questions," said Moss, who told reporters after his final game with the Vikings that he wasn't going to answer any questions for the rest of the season. "I've been through a lot in the last couple of weeks. Like I said, I've got these broad shoulders; I can carry a lot of weight."

The Patriots aren't the only team that had to deal with a back-up kicker in practice on Wednesday as Steelers' kicker Jeff Reed missed the workout with an illness. DE Brett Keisel (hamstring) and TE Heath Miller (knee) also missed practice on Wednesday.

 

Steelers Injury Report for Wednesday:

Did Not Participate

DE Brett Keisel (hamstring)

TE Heath Miller (knee)

G Chris Kemoeatu (knee/ankle)

K Jeff Reed (illness)

DE Aaron Smith (triceps)

 

FOXBORO -- A injury to Tom Brady's foot kept the quarterback out of practice on Wednesday, the first day of on-field preparations for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field. Meanwhile, running back Fred Taylor returned and was limited in practice on Wednesday after missing the last five games.

 

Patriots Injury Report for Wednesday:

Injured Reserve

K Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) OUT

 

Did Not Participate

QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)

FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not spotted at the open portion of practice on Wednesday, the first day of on-field preparation for the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday night at Heinz Field. 

 

FOXBORO -- The Patriots may be getting back one of their most physical player at the best time as Fred Taylor said the ligament in his injured toe is feeling a lot better. 

 

"In this particular case, it was some tendons and ligaments and lot of other stuff. I guess that's the reason for me being out the time I was out," Taylor said Wednesday before practice. "I'm actually a lot better. So, I'm looking forward to just trying to improve, continue to improve and get back, whenever that is.

 

FOXBORO — The Patriots announced via their Twitter feed late Wednesday morning that they have placed kicker Stephen Gostkowski on season-ending injured reserve with a thigh injury. Gostkowski, a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2006, was injured last Sunday against the Browns. To take his place, New England will sign free agent kicker Shayne Graham. Graham is a 32-year-old who has kicked for Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Baltimore and the New York Giants.

Fox Sports NFL analyst Brian Billick joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about news from around the league.

 

Talking to the Boston Herald, Patriots' wide receiver Wes Welker said he is still struggling to completely trust his surgically-repaired knee.

 

League sources have told WEEI.com that the Patriots have signed long snapper Matt Katula to a two-year contract.

 

The 28-year-old Katula has played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens. He was released by the Ravens in August after five years in Baltimore.

 

It has also been confirmed that Jake Ingram has been released. Ingram has struggled mightily in 2010, with two poor snaps vs. the Chargers and another last Sunday at Cleveland. Bill Belichick was asked earlier in the week about Ingram's problems against the Browns.