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11/12/2010 - 12:05pm
Pats practice: Page, Pryor only absentees

FOXBORO -- Safety Jarrad Page and defensive lineman Myron Pryor were the only players not present for the open portion of Patriots practice on Friday outside Gillette Stadium. 

 

Page has been nursing a calf injury since the Chargers game on Oct. 24 while Pryor is treating a back injury. Tom Brady was present and accounted for and was doing his standard work with back-up Brian Hoyer and practice squad QB Jonathan Crompton. 

 

The team practiced in sweats and shells on the grass fields outside Gillette Stadium in preparation for the grass surface they'll be playing on Sunday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


11/12/2010 - 11:22am
Belichick: Wait and see on Brady

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick played the wait-and-see game with Tom Brady when asked about the quarterback's status for this Sunday night's game in Pittsburgh. Brady missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury before returning to only limited participation on Thursday. 

 

"We'll do the same thing we always do," Belichick said. "We'll practice, go through the week, list his participation in practice based on what it is and list his status for the game just like we do with everybody else's, based on what we think it is after we get through the whole week, after we get through Friday practice. That's really it."

 

The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that a source indicated Brady was nursing a sprained foot but the injury wouldn't keep him from playing Sunday night. Belichick began the presser by joking about Brady's "throwing foot", a reference to Brady's right shoulder, which...

11/12/2010 - 11:21am
Belichick: Wait and see on Brady

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick played the wait-and-see game with Tom Brady when asked about the quarterback's status for this Sunday night's game in Pittsburgh. Brady missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury before returning to only limited participation on Thursday. 

 

"We'll do the same thing we always do," Belichick said. "We'll practice, go through the week, list his participation in practice based on what it is and list his status for the game just like we do with everybody else's, based on what we think it is after we get through the whole week, after we get through Friday practice. That's really it."

 

The Boston Globe report that a source indicated Brady was nursing a sprained foot but the injury wouldn't keep him from playing Sunday night. Belichick began the presser by joking about Brady's "throwing foot", a reference to Brady's right shoulder, which has been...

11/12/2010 - 10:53am
Neal on D&H: 'It's going to be a war'

Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning as part of WEEI's Patriots Friday. Neal said he didn't want to harp on last Sunday's loss to the Browns. "Each week's a challenge," he said. "Since that challenge is over, you keep looking back there, you're not going to be ready for the next challenge,, which is this week in Pittsburgh, and that's a very good challenge. So, whatever happened last week, last week's over. It's time to move on."

 

Looking at Sunday night's showdown with the Steelers, Neal expects a memorable evening. "It's going to be a war on Sunday night, man," he said. "I tell you, it's going to be a great place to be on Sunday night. It's going to be some good football being played, some tough football. It should be exciting for the fans."

 

Neal was complimentary of the Pittsburgh defense. "They...

11/12/2010 - 9:33am
Schefter on D&C: Bad time for Pats letdown

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. Schefter correctly predicted the Patriots would be upset by the Browns last Sunday, and he said he was the subject of scorn and ridicule prior to the game by fans on Twitter. "The lack of civility sometimes always amazes me," he said.

 

Schefter said the Patriots picked a bad time for a letdown. "It just seems like it jumps out at you now, playing Pittsburgh and Indy on back-to-back weeks before going to Detroit on Thanksgiving Day before coming home to play the Jets [and then] at Chicago. It just seems like 'Whoa.' And I guess it's accentuated more coming off a loss in Cleveland."

 

Schefter said he expects the Patriots will bounce back with a strong effort Sunday night, but the Steelers are his pick. "Typically in this league, good teams that come off bad games usually can respond with some...

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