Today's injury report features a couple of noteworthy developments.
#Patriots practice report: Ridley DNP, 15 guys limited, including Thompkins http://t.co/iSWSi6lb3S
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 2, 2013
First from the Patriots perspective, the absence of Ridley is a new one. Ridley is listed with a knee injury and did not participate today. His status will be closely monitored for the rest of the week, as the third year back still has the highest upside of the Patriots healthy running backs. If Ridley is unable to go, both LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden will see increased workloads.
Another new development is Kenbrell Thompkins, who is listed at "limited participation" with a shoulder injury. While this is most likely a relatively minor issue, it warrants monitoring as well, as KT has started to step up and become one of the go-to guys of a wide receiver group that is still missing Danny Amendola.
There is some good news on the Patriots front. Aaron Dobso...