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    Here's the list of absences from this morning:

    DE Richard Seymour
    CB Shawn Springs
    TE Benjamin Watson
    CB Jonathan Wilhite
    LB Tedy Bruschi
    DE Jarvis Green
    DE Le Kevin Smith
    DL Myron Pryor
    OL Mark LeVoir
    OL Ryan O'Callaghan
    OL George Bussey

    PUP
    WR Brandon Tate
    OL Rich Ohrnberger
    DL Darryl Richard
    DL Ty Warren
    OLB Shawn Crable

    (LB Tyrone McKenzie)

    Concerns:
    Seymour and Wilhite have now missed every practice since the first day, I believe.

    On Day One, Wilhite was playing with the starting DB's. Now he has missed a significant amount of time - clearly as the result of an injury. The corner corps is pretty deep, but this is too bad.

    Seymour has missed enough time now that he is clearly dealing with an injury as well - whether hamstring or something else. He probably doesn't need much camp to get ready, but he made a point of stating that this offseason he was in great shape and would benefit from a full training camp. Coupled with Warren on PUP, the Patriots have been forced to play Brace at end, and look at street free agents like Kevin Carter.

    Crable has missed enough practices now on PUP that he will be set back on defense. He spent most of last season on IR or inactive, so he didn't gain much experience. Given the strong need for a decent pass rushing OLB, this injury is tough for the team.

    The absence of Mark LeVoir and Ryan OCallaghan is a nice opportunity for Sebastian Vollmer. He'll get lots of playing time, accelerating his development.

    The PUP status of Ohrnberger and Richard certainly slow their development. Both positions are deep, so the team is not really affected. The players' chances of contributing are less.
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    We haven't even completed a full week of camp. I am not worried at this point. Randy Moss missed a lot of time his first season here and didn't miss a stride when the regular season started. This is the time of the camp that the Pats will be overly cautious with injuries. Talk to me in a week or two.
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    The obvious concern is at DE. Wright and Steve Williams (who?) are the only one practicing.

    NOT PRACTICING - Seymour, Green, Smith, Pryor
    PUP: Warren, Richard

    The rest seems like any normal camp.

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    Isn't Ninkovich, the guy who replaced Redd on the roster, a DE? Or is he strictly an OLB? The injuries may result in the possible expediting of Kevin Carter being signed too, if for no other reason than to have enough bodies available to man the position during training camp. This is also could be the main reason why Brace is reportedly being worked at DE.
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    He's a 3-4 OLB, 4-3 DE. Carter is a 3-4 DE.
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