For the second straight day Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher missed practice. He appears to be sitting out with a thumb injury, but he was the only New England player to not participate on Wednesday.


Jerod Mayo is limited in practice, but hopes to play Sunday. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

In addition, the Patriots had seven players who were limited in participation, including defensive captain Jerod Mayo who is trying to make a comeback this Sunday in Pittsburgh. Here is the full report. -

Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

Limited Participation
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
CB Leigh Bodden (thumb)
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe)
DL Albert Haynesworth (back)
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)

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