The Patriots were without five players at Friday's practice, including Albert Haynesworth, who did not practice for the third day in a row due to a back injury. He is now listed as questionable for Sunday afternoon's game against the Buffalo Bills.
Tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) were all out. All three will not play on Sunday.
The limited participants were safety Patrick Chung (hand), cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), linebacker Gary Guyton (hamstring), linebacker Jerod Mayo (thigh), punter Zoltan Mesko (left knee), receiver Taylor Price (hamstring) and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (calf). All are questionable for Sunday's game.
Cornerback Kyle Arrington (concussion), safety Josh Barrett (thumb), cornerback Leigh Bodden (hand) and linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) were all full participants and are listed as probable.
For the Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), linebacker Kirk Morrison (hamstring), receiver Roscoe Parrish (ankle) and guard Kraig Urbik (knee) were all out. All four will not play against the Patriots.
Receiver Stevie Johnson (groin), defensive end Spencer Johnson (hip), and defensive back Torell Troup (back) were all full participants and are listed as probable.
Fourth-round pick Malcolm Mitchell is the next in a line of receivers the Patriots have drafted in hopes they’d click with quarterback Tom Brady.
As part of the Quick Slants the podcast draft recap episode, Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus told Phil Perry that Mitchell looks to be a fit in the role previously filled by Brandon LaFell and Brandon Lloyd. Palazzolo said Mitchell could serve as a complement to Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Martellus Bennett.
“I think that’s where Mitchell fits in. And I think he does a pretty good job there creating separation on the routes the Patriots need him to run,” Palazzolo said. “He flashes some really good downfield ball skills.”
To hear Palazzolo’s analysis on the rest of the Patriots draft picks, use the Sound Cloud player below or search CSNNE on iTunes.
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It was only a matter of time, right? You can finally eat the way Tom Brady does now that his nutritional manual has gone on sale.
The Patriots quarterback excitedly shared the news with his fans Wednesday on Facebook, directing them to his website TB12store.com. There they could find a few snap-shot looks of the laser-etched maple cover -- natural maple, obviously -- and its contents.
I wanted to share with you guys another step toward achieving your peak performance. Check it out you will love it! #ididntcomethisfartoonlycomethisfarPosted by Tom Brady on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Brady's description of the $200 manual explains: "TB12™ Nutrition Manual is a limited-edition 'living document' containing information about our core TB12 nutritional philosophies and featuring a library of 89 seasonally-inspired recipes that you can use to support your TB12-aligned nutrition plan.
"The TB12 Nutrition Manual is designed to be modified and expanded over time using its unique screw post binding: as we periodically update this manual with new or modified recipes, we will send additional pages to all purchasers of the manual."
The recipes inside teach readers how to make such dishes as sweet potato gnocchi with escarole, carrot cake and avocado ice cream, the last of which has become one of Brady's most well-known indulgences ever since his "body coach" and business partner Alex Guerrero told the New York Times about it for a profile that was published last year.