Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/15/12

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots looks on against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
We could be watching a depleted New England Patriots offense for Sunday's big encounter with the Indianapolis Colts.ESPN reported this after Thursday's practice.The New England Patriots were without wide receiver Wes Welker (ankle) and guards Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and Dan Connolly (back) for the start of Thursday's practice.  All three players did not practice on Wednesday.While the tackles have found their feet recently this season, the rest of the offensive line has been unsettled. Constant injuries have not helped, and with the news that Mankins and Connolly aren't practicing, it's worrying news for Tom Brady, who has been sensitive to pressure recently.However, the addition of Mitch Petrus, a guard formerly of the New York Giants, will add some depth to an ailing offensive line group. However, he has only been on the team since he signed on Monday. Again, thanks to ESPN, we know he's flexible.Petrus filled in briefly at left guard for the Giants last season, but said he's a...
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