FOXBORO - Five Patriots were held out of practice on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. Sebastian Vollmer, Logan Mankins, Marcus Cannon, Tom Brady and Wes Welker were all absent. Mankins and Vollmer have been dealing with back and knee injuries respectively. Cannon was seen walking with a limp Tuesday in the locker room. Brady injured his left shoulder against the Dolphins. Welker injured his ribs Sunday against the Bills but should be fine with the rest from this bye week. Because the Patriots don't play this weekend, they don't need to release an injury report.
Brady, Welker among those absent at chilly workout
January 4, 2012, 11:41 pm