FOXBORO -- After not making the trip with the team to Denver and being spotted courtside at the Celtics scrimmage at TD Garden on Friday night, safety Patrick Chung returned to Patriots practice Tuesday inside the Dana Farber Field House. 

Chung injured his right foot on Nov. 6 against the Giants and has missed all six games since, despite practicing with the team in the interim. 

The Patriots announced Tuesday that defensive end Andre Carter has been placed on injured reserve with a leg injury. In addition, they have signed defensive lineman Cedric McKinley to the practice squad.

One man's Report Card from a win that slowed down the Tebow Express but really yielded no answers, unless you were wondering what Tebow would look like if he threw right-handed (maybe one of the six or seven all-time "Really, CBS?" moments -- and yes, Phil Simms did tell us that Tebow's throwing motion was similar to Tom Brady's.



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With the news the Patriots will lose defensive end Andre Carter for the rest of the season because of a left leg injury he sustained in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Broncos<



While the AFC East is no longer in doubt, the Patriots will look to solidify their playoff position this weekend when they meet Miami at Gillette Stadium.



According to multiple reports, the Patriots will place defensive end Andre Carter on season-ending injured reserve after he suffered a leg injury in the final play of he first quarter in Sunday's win over the Broncos. Carter was engaged in a block by Broncos tight end Daniel Fells when he broke free but stumbled backwards and fell to the ground. He immediately grabbed his left knee and a cart came onto the field to take him to the Patriots locker room.

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, in his weekly interview on The Big Show, said that his team made a point of not viewing Sunday's contest against the Broncos as "the whole big Tebow Show." Instead of focusing on Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, the Pats tried to remain mindful of the need to consider the various dimensions of the Broncos -- including, Wilfork noted, the likely need to adapt the team's defensive approach during the game based on what Denver was doing -- in order to secure a 41-23 victory.

Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning, following Sunday's 41-23 victory over the Broncos in Denver. Brady completed 23-of-34 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, but he wasn't ready to say it was his most accurate passing game of the season.

It was getting ugly.



Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had arguably his best day as a starting quarterback, completing 11-of-22 passes for 194 yards while running for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Still, he contributed to Denver's 41-23 loss to the Patriots by fumbling the ball twice (including one on which Denver lost possession), including a fumble in a critical series in which the Patriots took control of the game in the second quarter.