FOXBORO -- The Patriots filled one of their two roster vacancies on Wednesday when they announced the signing of veteran safety Vincent Fuller.

FOXBORO -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Aaron Hernandez joined Sebastian Vollmer as no-shows at Patriots practice inside the Dana Farber Field House on Wednesday, as the team prepares for the Dolphins this Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Vollmer hasn't played since injuring his right foot on Nov. 27 at Philadelphia. 

The team practice in sweats and shells and will practice again on Thursday before going through a walkthrough on Friday. 

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The Patriots are expected to sign defensive back Vincent Fuller, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-1, 192-pounder was a fourth-round pick of Tennessee in 2005, and has played in 76 games, making five starts over the course of his career. His best year came in 2009, when he made 34 tackles (27 solo) and had one sack, seven passes defensed and three interceptions with the Titans. He played one game with Detroit this season, but suffered an elbow injury and was placed on injured reserve. Shalise Manza Young of Boston.com first reported the news.

FOXBORO -- There were a few reminders here and there -- Rob Gronkowski wore his division champions t-shirt in the locker room, while Aaron Hernandez had his underneath his jersey at practice.



Trying to narrow down Tom Brady’s best year is like trying to settle on your favorite season of “The Wire.” There’s really no wrong answer, and you can come up with a great argument for just about any one of them.



FOXBORO -- Just 10 after being signed to add depth to the defensive line, defensive end Eric Moore was released Tuesday by the Patriots.

Moore, 30, played in the last two games and played in four games with three starts last season for the Patriots and finished with 13 tackles. 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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<