Dowling, Fletcher missing from practice

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Dowling, Fletcher missing from practice

FOXBORO The New England Patriots injury report remains relatively the same with one exception.

Cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), who was limited in practice on Wednesday, did not participate in Thursday's practice. He joins linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb), who did not practice for the third consecutive day.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo, recovering from a knee injury, had limited participation in Thursday's practice.

PATRIOTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb).

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: S Josh Barrett (thumb), CB Leigh Bodden (thumb), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back).

STEELERS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB James Harrison (eye), T Chris Hoke (neck), G Doug Legursky (toe), WR Hines Ward (ankle).

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB James Farrior (calf), LB Jason Worilds (quadricep).

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