Vikings injury Report for Thursday
Did Not Participate

QB Brett Favre (foot/ankle)

Limited Participation
T Chris DeGeare (ankle)
DT Letroy Guion (hamstring)
G Steve Hutchinson (quadriceps)
CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring)
C John Sullivan (calf)
DT Pat Williams (quadriceps)

Full Participation
S Husain Abdullah (concussion)
CB Chris Cook (knee)
 

Patriots Injury Report for Thursday
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S Jarrad Page (calf)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)

Limited Participation
WR Deion Branch (hamstring)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
WR Matthew Slater (ankle)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

FOXBORO -- A good sign for the Patriots as safety Patrick Chung returned to practice on Thursday as he returns from an apparent minor knee injury in last Sunday's win at San Diego. 

 

Running back Fred Taylor (toe), safety Jarrad Page (calf) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (unknown cause) were the only players missing at the open portion of Patriots practice. The team's second practice in preparation for the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday was held outdoors on the upper practice fields in full pads. 

 

FOXBORO -- One of the primary Patriots cornerbacks assigned with defending Randy Moss during the star receiver's return to Gillette Stadium admitted Thursday he's not seen any consistent way of defending him on the field. 

 

"I'm not sure," McCourty said of what he's seen on film and in person that is effective defending Moss. "I watched him growing up and when I was in school and nothing seemed to work so we'll just go out there and try to compete."

 

In his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Fox Sports and NFL Network analyst Brian Billick said that if Brett Favre deems himself fit to play in the Vikings' game against the Patriots Sunday in Foxboro then Minnesota head coach Brad Childress has to let the quarterback play.

 

 

Mailbag Time and folks still aren't ready to punt when presented with a chance to talk about the fourth-and-1 (Get it?) failure in San Diego



KIRK MINIHANE

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FOXBORO — The trio of Richard Seymour, Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren served as



The Patriots had two running backs, James Johnson and Javarris Williams, in for workouts although neither player was signed, ESPN.com reported. The Pats are thin at running back with Fred Taylor still battling a toe injury, leaving BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and Sammy Morris at the position.

 

Dear Brett Favre,

Please play against the Patriots this Sunday.  



JERRY THORNTON

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The possible impact of Randy Moss on the Vikings has been discussed plenty in recent days, but no matter what he does on the field Sunday, he’s already had a chance to help the Vikings offense and defense prepare for their game with the Patriots. According to coach Brad Childress, Moss spent his off-day huddling with both offensive and defensive in hopes of getting them up to speed on New England.