The Patriots and Texans' practice and participation reports for Friday:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: TE Rob Gronkowski (forearmhip).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DT Ron Brace (elbow), S Patrick Chung (shoulderhamstring), G Dan Connolly (back),TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), DT Kyle Love (knee), G Logan Mankins (anklecalf), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (backknee), WR Wes Welker (ankle).
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Jerod Mayo (elbow).
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Alan Ball (foot), T Derek Newton (knee), OLB Brooks Reed (groin).
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: NT Shaun Cody (ribsback), ILB Tim Dobbins (shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (concussion), ILB Bradie James (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstringgroin), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), G Wade Smith (kneeribs).
FULL PARTICIPATION: OLB Bryan Braman (neck), G Antoine Caldwell (hamstring), DE Jared Crick (neck), TE Owen Daniels (back), WR Lestar Jean (knee), OLB Whitney Mercilus (hip), OLB Jesse Nading (foot), WR DeVier Posey (kneehamstring), ILB Darryl Sharpton (toe), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), QB T.J. Yates (right elbow).