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01/18/2012 - 4:34pm
Brady (left shoulder) DNP, 14 limited

FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's absence Wednesday was explained on the team's official injury report as a left shoulder injury, the same injury that has limited him in practice since getting hit on the left shoulder during the win over the Dolphins on Christmas Eve. The only Ravens player listed Wednesday was Ed Reed. The perennial Pro Bowl safety was limited with a left ankle injury, suffered on Houston's final offensive play at the end of regulation on Sunday. All other Ravens were in full participation. Here is Wednesday's complete report:

Did Not Participate
QB Tom Brady (left shoulder) 

Limited Participation
OL Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Deion Branch (knee)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
OL Nate Solder (concussion)
TE...

01/18/2012 - 2:48pm
Flacco on Reed: 'Not a big deal'

OWINGS MILLS, MD -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco spoke to the media on Wednesday and was asked for his reaction to comments made by teammate Ed Reed to SiriusXM NFL Radio. Reed said he felt Flacco was 'rattled' by the defense of the Houston Texans in last Sunday's 20-13 Baltimore win.

"I talked to Ed about it, it was a little funny, I was kind of caught off guard, but it is what it is. We talked about it and it's not really that big a deal," said Flacco, who was sacked five times by the Texans in a game that saw the Ravens collect just 227 yards of offense.

Flacco -- who seemed defensive at times during his seven-minute session with the media -- was asked if he feels a Super Bowl victory would silence his critics.

"I don't care, I'll have a ring and we'll be holding a trophy," Flacco said. "The perception won't change but it doesn't really matter."

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01/18/2012 - 2:17pm
Reed at practice for Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, MD -- Ed Reed (sprained ankle) was on the field during the media portion of practice for the Ravens on Wednesday. 

Reed injured his ankle on the final play from scrimmage in last Sunday's Baltimore playoff win over the Texans. X-rays on the ankle were negative and Reed told reporters after the Houston game that he would play in the AFC championship vs. the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

All 53 members of the Ravens roster participated during the media portion of Wednesday's practice.

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01/18/2012 - 1:45pm
Brady not at Patriots practice

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was the only player not spotted at Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began its on-field preparations for the AFC Championship against the Ravens Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 

Brady was routinely given Wednesday off several times over the course of the last half of the season, including twice in the last two weeks to help in treatment of his injured left shoulder. 

The Patriots practiced in sweats and shells in the bitter cold and wind Wednesday, good preparation for Sunday's expected gametime temperatures in the low 30s when the Patriots and Ravens kickoff at 3 p.m. ET. You can catch Sunday's game on Sportsradio WEEI 93.7. 

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


01/18/2012 - 1:19pm
Ravens' Suggs: 'There's no beef' with Brady

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has had harsh words for Tom Brady in years past, but on Wednesday he played down their rivalry in the lead-up to Sunday's AFC championship game. He even joked that he would take up Brady on his offer of Uggs -- "I heard they are comfortable," he said -- and would send some of his "Ball So Hard University" shirts in exchange.

"There's no beef," Suggs said, according to reports out of Baltimore. "You grow and mature. I'm not the same guy I was in '09. I'm 20 pounds lighter. There's no beef."

Added Suggs: "It's pretty much over. I respect him."

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