Talib will miss Sunday’s game, but will be eligible to play the following weekend at home against Indianapolis.
‘‘I think he’s a great player,’’ Branch said. ‘‘I don’t know if we'll use him the same way that they used him. So it’s just all about what happens once he gets here.’’
NOTES: The Patriots signed rookie linebacker Jerrell Harris to the practice squad. He originally signed with Atlanta April 30 as a rookie free agent, but was released at the end of training camp. The Jaguars added him to their practice squad Sept. 26, then released him Oct. 25. ... Belichick watched Houston’s 21-9 win over Buffalo on Sunday and said he doesn’t get the RedZone channel on his television. ‘‘I'll have to see if I can get that,’’ he said.
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