INDIANAPOLIS -- According to the pool report sent out by the NFL, tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots or Giants not to participate in practice Wednesday in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI.
When asked about Gronkowski's condition, Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick said, "He's day to day. He's getting better but, we'll just take it day-to-day." Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) worked on a limited basis a day after offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia telling WEEI.com that the lineman would be playing Sunday. "He did a little bit today," Belichick said of Vollmer. "We'll see how he does tomorrow." Matt Light, who had dealt with an illness earlier in the week, participated in the full practice.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty told a New York television station on Wednesday that New York fans should “get ready for a great day on Super Bowl Sunday ... and get ready for a parade on Tuesday.”
According to the New York Post, the 6-foot-7, 317-pound defensive end out of Virginia was being asked by a reporter if he had any message for the Giants fans back home, which led to the comments. When asked if he was worried about providing bulletin board material for the Patriots, he sounded nonplussed.
“I don’t care, doesn’t matter,” Canty said. “Obviously, Tom Brady made a statement at their pep rally. Obviously, both teams are here to try to win a football game.
“It just is what it is. I’m not trying to inflame anybody or anything like that. I...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots who did not practice on Wednesday, as he remained sidelined with an ankle injury he suffered in the AFC championship game. The Patriots also had 10 players who were listed as limited. Here's the complete report:
Did Not Practice
TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (flu/back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)
WR Deion Branch (knee)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (flu)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
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