Woodhead, Edelman, Mayo, Vollmer 'doubtful' for Sunday

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Woodhead, Edelman, Mayo, Vollmer 'doubtful' for Sunday

By Phil Perry
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO -- Friday's Patriots practice looked much like Thursday's as Danny Woodhead (ankle), Julian Edelman (ankle), Sebastian Vollmer (back) and Jerod Mayo (knee) were all missing while media members were present.

Later, when the injury report was released, all were listed as 'doubtful' for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Aaron Hernandez (knee), Albert Haynesworth (back) and Mike Wright (concussion) were all back on the practice field after returning to action on Thursday; all are listed as 'questionable'.

Mike Wright appeared in the locker room briefly on Friday but elected not to comment on his status. Hernandez appeared to be in a good mood, as he was on Thursday, and Haynesworth appeared to be strolling through the locker room without difficulty.

Edelman's injury could force Wes Welker, who has already been a very busy man, into punt returning duties. Bill Belichick didn't say specifically whether or not Welker would move into Edelman's role, but he did admit that Welker is one of the options to take the returning workload.

PATRIOTS

DOUBTFUL: WR Julian Edelman (ankle), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), RB Danny Woodhead (ankle).

QUESTIONABLE: S Josh Barrett (thumbhamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), DL Kyle Love (ankle), DL Mike Wright (concussion).

PROBABLE: S Patrick Chung (hand), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb).

OFF THE INJURY LIST: CB Kyle Arrington (chest), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring).

JETS

OUT: LB Garrett McIntyre (concussion), WR Logan Payne (wrist), LB Bryan Thomas (Achilles)

QUESTIONABLE: OL Nick Mangold (ankle).

PROBABLE: WR Plaxico Burress (elbow), DB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), DL Mike DeViyo (shoulder), LB David Harris (toe), LB Calvin Pace (abdomen), DB Eric Smith (tricep), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder).

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Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.