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12/04/2010 - 5:45pm
Jets injury report: Woody questionable

The loss of starting safety Jim Leonhard dominated the news out of Florham Park, N.J. on Friday as the Jets and he had surgery on his fractured right tibia on Friday night. Leonhard was placed on season-ended injured reserve. Tackle Damien Woody returned to practice after missing two practices with a knee injury and is questionable. CB Marquice Cole, WR Jerricho Cotchery and DE Shaun Ellis all returned to full participation in practice and are probable.

 

Jets practice report for Saturday:

OUT

S Jim Leonhard (calf, shin)

 

Limited Participation in Practice

CB Dwight Lowery (concussion) Questionable

T Damien Woody (knee) Questionable

 

Full Participation in Practice

CB Marquice Cole (hamstring) Probable

WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) Probable

DE Shaun Ellis (knee) Probable

CB Drew...

12/04/2010 - 5:31pm
Pats injury report: 3 questionable

FOXBORO — The Patriots' injury report for Saturday remained unchanged for the third straight day as quarterback Tom Brady was still limited but is listed officially as probable for Monday night against the Jets. Brady hasn't fully participated in practice since Nov. 5, the Friday before the game in Cleveland. Three others, DL Mike Wright, DL Myron Pryor and CB Jonathan Wilhite did not participate. Saturday workout inside Dana Farber Field House was the final practice before Sunday's walk-through and Monday night's game.

 

Patriots injury report for Saturday:

OUT

G Stephen Neal (shoulder, placed on IR)

 

Did Not Participate in Practice

DE Myron Pryor (back) Questionable

CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip) Questionable

DE Mike Wright (neck, concussion) Questionable

 

Limited Participation in Practice

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12/04/2010 - 1:57pm
Deion on Carter: 'I could really care less'

FOXBORO — Deion Branch always wears a bright, genuine smile so it’s really hard to tell if he’s ever genuinely ticked off. Even after being told that Cris Carter thinks he’s ‘just a guy’ in the Patriots receiving game, Branch sounded like someone completely focused on Monday’s battle with the 9-2 Jets than getting into one with a retired receiver and current NFL analyst, who happens to be great friends with - and former Vikings teammate of - Randy Moss, now with the Titans.

 

“He’s just a guy. You guys have to be real about it,” Carter, now an ESPN analyst, told WEEI’s “Big Show on Friday. “Great players, they don’t get hurt as much as the other players. There’s a difference between great ones and good ones and average ones.”

 

Branch offered his good-natured reply on Saturday in the Patriots locker room. “Who me?...

12/04/2010 - 12:21pm
Pats practice Saturday: 3 miss again

FOXBORO -- Despite indication from coach Bill Belichick that injured defensive linemen Mike Wright and Myron Pryor were "doing better" this week, both were missing for a third straight day at Patriots practice inside a cold Dana Farber Field House. Also missing for a third straight practice was cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, who is nursing a sore hip. 

 

The team practiced in sweats and shells in their final formal on-field workout before Monday night's game against the Jets. Wright is dealing with the effects of a neck injury along with a concussion suffered in the game against the Colts while Pryor injured his back against the Browns and hasn't played since. 

 

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

 

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12/04/2010 - 12:10pm
Report: NFLPA tells players save paychecks

FOXBORO -- The leader of the NFL Players Association has advised players to save their last three game checks and prepare for a lockout next year, according to an Associated Press report on Saturday. 

 

The report adds that NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, in a letter to players, said that "an internal deadline" for a new collective bargaining agreement has passed and players would be well-advised to start saving their money now. 

 

Patriots player representative Matt Light told the AP on Saturday that he is taking steps to educate Patriots players on how best to prepare. 

 

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

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