Found November 18, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
Pretty much everything from practice was the same as yesterday. The only mystery was what was wrong with LB Jeff Tarpinian. He missed the work along with CB Devin McCourty, LB Brandon Spikes, and LB Dane Fletcher. Oh, so what was wrong with Tarpinian? He was sick. Check out the Patriots injury report: Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Dane Fletcher LB Thumb DNP Devin McCourty CB Shoulder DNP Brandon Spikes LB Knee DNP Jeff Tarpinian LB Illness DNP (more…)

Patriots Hurting at Linebacker With Absence of Jeff Tarpinian, While Devin McCourty Misses Third Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots' linebacker depth took another hit Friday. Rookie Jeff Tarpinian, who made his first career start Sunday against the Jets, missed practiced for unknown reasons. He hasn't been on the injury report all week. The Patriots also practiced without cornerback Devin McCourty, linebacker Brandon Spikes and linebacker Dane Fletcher, all three of whom...

Patriots Mailbag: Secondary Must Grow in Big Challenge Without Devin McCourty

FOXBORO, Mass. -- There were a ton of great questions for this week's mailbag, so much so that I had to trim a few good ones. Thanks as always for submitting them, and if I didn't get to yours, please come on back next week for another round. Are the Patriots in trouble without Devin McCourty? --Mike L. (South Boston) Well, it looks like he has escaped anything serious with...

Devin McCourty Misses Second Practice With Shoulder Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty missed his second consecutive practice Thursday after suffering a shoulder injury during Sunday's victory against the Jets. McCourty didn't participate in Wednesday's walkthrough or Thursday's session, which was held in sweats and shells. With the cold weather and rain in the forecast, the Patriots held practice...

Devin McCourty Doubtful to Play Against Chiefs, Brandon Spikes Ruled Out

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty has been listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Chiefs. McCourty practiced on a limited basis Saturday but missed the previous three sessions with a shoulder injury. Linebackers Brandon Spikes (knee) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) have been ruled out. Thirteen players are listed as questionable: cornerback Kyle Arrington...

Patriots release injury report: Spikes and Fletcher are out, Welker is probable

The Patriots received some positive news today, as CB Devin McCourty was out at practice just a week after separating his shoulder. That’s good. The bad? He was limited and probably won’t play. We know that because McCourty was listed as doubtful on the injury report that just arrived. Figure he’s out, barring something crazy, but that does seem to indicate it’s a one-week...

Patriots practice for the final time before the Chiefs game, and Devin McCourty showed up

For the last time before they face the Chiefs on Monday night, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and his team worked out today. They did so in shells on the game field, and that’s where they’ll play on Monday. This is usually the time you can find out who will play in the game, as availability for the last practice often dictates that. What did we learn? Patriots CB Devin McCourty...

McCourty practices, still doubtful for Monday night

Devin McCourty (shoulder) made a surprise return to Patriots practice Saturday, but he isn’t expected to suit up Monday night against the Chiefs. New England’s best cornerback is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with the injury. The quick return to practice is a sign perhaps he’ll beat that estimate. Linebackers Brandon Spikes (knee) and Dane Fletcher (thumb) have been…

Kyle Arrington, Patriots Defensive Backs Must Step Up If Devin McCourty Can't Play Against Chiefs

FOXBORO, Mass. -- It's going to take a full-scale defensive effort for the Patriots to make up for the absence of cornerback Devin McCourty if he can't play Monday against the Chiefs, and they're taking that businesslike approach through the weekend. McCourty returned to practice Saturday after missing the first three sessions of the week with a shoulder injury that caused...

Patriots CB McCourty doubtful to face Chiefs on Monday night

Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty took part in a limited portion of practice on Saturday but is listed by the team as doubtful to play in Monday night's game against the Chiefs.

Pats' McCourty practices, still doubtful for Chiefs

Despite returning to practice Saturday, New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Devin McCourty missing yet again as Belichick calls for another indoor practice for the Pats

Bill Belichick opted to have the boys indoors for the second-day-in a row, as the Patriots once again practiced in the Dana Farber Field House. Colleague Ian Rapoport made the trip over to the practice bubble. He reports the same trio missing from the workout. Like yesterday, cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder) was not in attendance. Also, linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), and...

Molden reliever

FOXBORO - The Patriots received some positive injury news yesterday, as cornerback Devin McCourty was back at practice...

Patriots release injury report: WR Wes Welker now limited with a knee injury

The Patriots practiced today with three key parts. LB Brandon Spikes (knee) and LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) have been missing, and CB Devin McCourty (shoulder) was also not present. That, we knew. But we didn’t know some new ones, including WR Wes Welker limited with a knee injury. That wasn’t all. C Dan Connolly (groin) and G Brian Waters (knee) were also added. Want more details...
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