Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 11/10/11
The Patriots are practicing on the Gillette Stadium field right now, amid the rain and slick turf. Hey, maybe it’ll be like that Sunday in New Jersey. And they are working out in full pads. As for who was there, it’s the same story as yesterday. LB Brandon Spikes (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S Patrick Chung (foot), and OL Ryan Wendell (head) are out. Obviously, losing Spikes and Fletcher would be pretty stinging. That’s two hits to the linebacker depth for a team that wants to run the ball. The Pats did sign Niko Koutouvides, who is primarily a special teams player, for depth. But you got to hope he doesn’t play. As safety, James Ihedigbo and Sergio Brown would be the starters if Chung can’t go, unless DB Sterling Moore does take a crack at it. Either way, injuries have really become an issue. We should know more tomorrow, though…
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