Pretty valuable re-signing by the Patriots on Thursday.Dan Connolly, who played 14 games at center after Dan Koppen went down, will be back with the team in 2012 according to Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe. When Stephen Neal went down in 2011, Connolly played at right guard. When Logan Mankins was holding out, he played left guard. In all, he's started 24 games the past two years. Dan Koppen, the Patriots center since 2003, is also a free agent.
FOXBORO - Scratch the estimable Sammy Watkins from the Bills roster for Sunday.
Buffalo shared via Twitter that their long, tall wideout is out for Sunday with a foot injury. Also down are wideout Greg Salas and left tackle Cyrus Kouandijo.
The Bills' starting left tackle Cordy Glenn has been dealing with an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week's game.
Robert Woods will be the Bills best outside threat with Watkins taking Sunday off. The Bills' talented corner Ronald Darby is also trying to get back this week from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last week's game with Arizona.