FOXBORO -- The Patriots added defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick (ankle) and offensive lineman Logan Mankins (hip) to the injury report on Thursday. Both players were listed as "limited" at practice, joining a group of eight other players who also were limited. Here's the full injury report:

Did not participate
DT Justin Francis (ankle)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)

FOXBORO -- When it comes to replacing Aaron Hernandez in the Patriots’ offense, Kellen Winslow Jr. knows he’ll only be a small part of the puzzle.



FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez was not spotted at practice for a second straight day on Thursday as the Patriots practiced in full pads on the grass training fields outside Gillette Stadium. 

Hernandez suffered a sprained right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. Also not spotted were defensive lineman Justin Francis (ankle) and practice squad wide receiver Kerry Taylor. Greg Salas, who cleared waivers on Wednesday and was added to the team's practice squad, was spotted on the field, wearing Taylor's old No. 19. 

FOXBORO -- New Patriots tight end Kellen Winslow spoke for the first time Thursday since agreeing to terms on Tuesday and joining the team in Wednesday's practice. The star tight end was a first-round draft pick of the Browns in 2004, chosen sixth overall out of Miami.

FOXBORO -- With the Patriots set to meet the Ravens on Sunday night in Baltimore, it’ll mean New England football fans will get another opportunity to get their fill of defensive back Bernard Pollard, one of the greatest villains in franchise history.



FOXBORO -- The only member of the Patriots roster who didn't practice on Wednesday afternoon was tight end Aaron Hernandez, who suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. However, New England had nine players who were limited on Wednesday, including wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who is dealing with a thigh injury. Here's the complete injury report:

 

Did Not Practice

TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)

 

Limited Participation

Ravens defensive back Bernard Pollard, who suffered a rib injury last week against the Eagles, said he’s “ready to go” this week when Baltimore meets the Patriots in a rematch of the AFC title game.

Pollard, who has gained a large measure of infamy for his hits on Rob Gronkowski (in last year’s conference championship contest) and Tom Brady (in the 2008 regular-season opener, a hit that ended the quarterback’s season), said he’s OK to play this time around against New England.

FOXBORO -- Not surprisingly, Aaron Hernandez missed practice on Wednesday as the Patriots returned to the practice field in shorts and shells on the grass fields in preparation for the Ravens Sunday night in Baltimore. Hernandez injured his right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals and is expected to miss several weeks with an ankle sprain. Herandez was the only player on the 53-man roster not spotted on Wednesday at practice. 

Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton said Tuesday they had a pretty good idea of what the Patriots were going to do offensively in last Sunday’s game. 

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday he's not distracted by a story out of New York suggesting Rob Gronkowski was distracted Sunday by thoughts of a female acquaintance. The New York Post reported that Gronkowski was reprimanded by the Patriots earlier this year for posing naked on the cover of ESPN Magazine's "Body Issue" and that former girlfriend and porn star Britney Maclin (a.k.a.