It will be Boom Herron and backup Zurlon Tipton getting the carries for the Colts in Sunday’s AFC championship game, as according to reporter Kevin Bowen, running back Trent Richardson did not make the trip due to personal reasons.

FOXBORO — After not practicing all week, it is not surprising that the Patriots have ruled rookie center Bryan Stork out for Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Colts at Gillette Stadium.

FOXBORO — The Patriots have named the three most recent inductees to the Patriots’ Hall of Fame as honorary captains for Sunday’s AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium against the Colts.

FOXBORO — Patriots tight Rob Gronkowski had a spectacular 2014 season.

A few weeks back he was named an All-Pro and now he can add another award to his list. Gronkowski was named as the Pro Football Writers of America’s Comeback Player of the Year on Friday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB on Friday to talk about the AFC championship game Sunday as well as other news around the NFL. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

FOXBORO — The Patriots are asking fans looking to purchase tickets for Sunday’s AFC championship off a secondary market to be extremely diligent and careful about their purchases.

The warning comes after a Thursday posting on Craigslist promoting the sale of AFC championship game tickets.

FOXBORO — A lot has changed for Jonas Gray since his breakout performance the last time the Patriots played the Colts on Nov. 16.

FOXBORO — For the third straight day, rookie center Bryan Stork was the lone Patriots player not present at the start of practice. The team held practice in sweats and shells on Friday on the Gillette Stadium game field in advance of Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Colts.

NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to share his insight about Sunday’s AFC championship game between the Patriots and the Colts.

Maybe the reason Bill Belichick had to apologize for being over 20 minutes tardy Friday was that he was spending a little extra time reading up on history.

The Patriots head coach was asked repeatedly about the experience edge his team holds over the Colts on the AFC championship stage.