Branch, Spikes Among Players Sitting Out Tonight

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August 09, 2012 at 07:21pm ET

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Mike Rodak of ESPN just posted his list of players not spotted in warm-ups, which included Brandon Spikes as well as Deion Branch among a total of 20 others.

Based on recent practice attendance there's no real surprises, but here is the complete list of guys who appear to be sitting this one out:

CB Alfonzo Dennard
FB Spencer Larsen
G Brian Waters
LB Brandon Spikes
LB Tracy White
T Markus Zusevics
T Matt Kopa
T Kyle Hix
G Logan Mankins
G Dustin Waldron
T Kyle Hill
T Sebastian Vollmer
TE Visanthe Shiancoe
WR Deion Branch
TE Daniel Fells
TE Jake Ballard
DT Myron Pryor
DT Gerard Warren
DT Ron Brace
DT Jonathan Fanene