FOXBORO — While the Patriots had perfect attendance at practice on Wednesday, they did have 11 players who were limited, including wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Aqib Talib and defensive lineman Tommy Kelly.

FOXBORO — The Patriots had perfect attendance at practice on Wednesday morning, as defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and running back Leon Washington — who have been on the shelf the last couple of weeks — were back on the practice field working with the rest of the roster.

For the second consecutive year, the Patriots have swung a trade deadline deal, this time acquiring defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga from the Eagles.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning to discuss the NFL trade deadline, as well as Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather‘s comments towards Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Sebastian Vollmer is scheduled to have surgery to repair a broken bone in his right leg on Monday, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. The right tackle, who has been a starter for the Patriots since he arrived as a rookie in 2009, went down in the first half of Sunday’s win over Miami. He was replaced by Marcus Cannon, who will likely play a sizable role down the stretch as a result of Vollmer’s injury.

Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning, a day after the Patriots’ 27-17 comeback victory over the Dolphins.

Brady completed 13-of-22 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown as New England scored 24 consecutive points in rallying from a 17-3 halftime deficit to avoid losing consecutive AFC East games.

FOXBORO -- Good things happen when the Patriots run the football.

FOXBORO -- Do you believe in these Patriots yet?

They beat the Dolphins on Sunday, 27-17, scoring 24 unanswered points, making big play after big play on defense, sacking the quarterback six times and finally putting Miami away.



The Massachusetts State Police served Dolphins center Mike Pouncey with a grand jury subpoena after Sunday’s game against the Patriots, according to Sports Illustrated. The report says the subpoena is connected to the investigation of Aaron Hernandez, whom Pouncey has been friends with since they were teammates at the University of Florida.

FOXBORO — Tom Brady is having none of the talk and speculation that his right hand is in bad shape.

Despite a first half that saw him pass for just 25 yards, throw an interception on the first throw and register a 16.7 quarterback rating, Brady said he is doing just fine.

“It’s perfect,” Brady said.

It’s not bothering him at all?

“Absolutely not,” Brady retorted.

Told that it looks pretty swollen from TV shots (see inset photo), Brady dismissed the analysis.