FOXBORO — Through 12 games, this year’s Patriots have 18 interceptions.



The Bears reported two players missing from Thursday practice, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa and defensive tackle Marcus Harrison. Here's the complete report from Chicago:

Did Not Participate
LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee)
DT Marcus Harrison (illness)

Limited Participation
LB Nick Roach (back)
RB Chester Taylor (knee)

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FOXBORO — Safety Patrick Chung and linebacker Brandon Spikes were no-shows at Patriots' practice on Thursday, but according to the team, their absence was not injury related. Here's a look at the complete report:

Did Not Participate
S Patrick Chung (not injury related)
LB Brandon Spikes (not injury related)
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

Limited Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
NT Myron Pryor (back)

FOXBORO -- Safety Patrick Chung and rookie linebacker Brandon Spikes lead a list of five Patriots missing from outdoor practice on Thursday outside Gillette Stadium. Neither player was listed on Wednesday's injury report. 

 

Also missing were Jonathan Wilhite (hip), Myron Pryor (back) and Mike Wright (concussion) as the Patriots worked out in sweats and shells on the lower practice field in bitterly cold conditions, similar to the 15-degree temperatures expected for the late-afternoon kick-off on Sunday at Soldier Field.  

 

Mailbag time and the folks are enjoying the victory lap. 

Lots and lots of Rex Ryan bashing this week and this'll be a Pats-heavy 'bag as usual, but let me be the first (OK, maybe not the first) to ask: 



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FOXBORO — When free agency rolled around last spring, defensive end Julius Peppers was at the top of just about everyone’s wish list. He had just finished up eight seasons with the Panthers where he had 81 sacks, including 14.5 in 2008.



New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards told the New York Daily News that he believed that the Patriots ran up the score during Monday night's 45-3 New England victory.

 

The Bears had three players out of practice on Wednesday. Here's the complete report from Chicago.

Did Not Participate
LB Nick Roach (back)
RB Chester Taylor (knee)
LB Piso Tinoisamoa (knee)

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FOXBORO — The Patriots had two players miss Wednesday's walkthrough — cornerback Jonathan Wilhite and defensive lineman Mike Wright. In addition, center Dan Koppen, who wasn't seen during media portion of practice, not listed on injury report. (UPDATE: A Patriots spokesman indicated that Koppen did join the team at practice.) Here's the complete report:

Did Not Participate
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

Limited Participation

FOXBORO — The Patriots worked out veteran center Jake Grove, according to Adam Caplan of Fox Sports. The 30-year-old Grove was originally selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Raiders, and spent five years in Oakland before spending the 2009 season with the Dolphins. He was cut before the start of the 2010 season. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.