Patriots will be without Tommy Kelly Sunday against Pittsburgh

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FOXBOROUGH — Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly will miss his fourth consecutive game this Sunday with a knee injury he suffered against the Bengals.

It appeared as though the veteran was on track to return against Pittsburgh when he practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, though the Patriots reported he was limited on both days. But he must have suffered a setback, because not only did Kelly not practice on Friday, the team ruled him out for this week’s game.

Three players are questionable, including cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hip) and Kyle Arrington (groin). Talib has not played since suffering the injury in the second half against New Orleans, and Arrington aggravated his injury last week against Miami.

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