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Patriots rule Josh Boyce out; Devin McCourty doubtful

Posted by Mike Whitmer, Globe Staff  December 27, 2013 05:36 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Even though he missed all three practices this week after suffering a concussion in last Sunday's win over Baltimore, safety Devin McCourty has not been ruled out of the regular-season finale against Buffalo.

McCourty was designated by the Patriots as "doubtful" for Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. The only player ruled out was receiver Josh Boyce, who also hasn't practiced all week because of an ankle injury.

Defensive end Rob Ninkovich (ankle) was one of 11 players listed as questionable.

For the Patriots:
Out: WR Josh Boyce (ankle)

Doubtful:
S Devin McCourty (concussion)

Questionable:
CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder)
WR Aaron Dobson (foot)
LB Dane Fletcher (groin)
S Steve Gregory (finger/knee)
DE Rob Ninkovich (ankle)
OL Nate Solder (concussion)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OT Will Svitek (ankle)
WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip)
RB Shane Vereen (groin)

Probable:
WR Danny Amendola (groin)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
OL Marcus Cannon (ankle)
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee)
CB Aqib Talib (hip)

For the Bills:
Out:
WR Stevie Johnson (not injury-related)
S Aaron Williams (ribs)

Doubtful:
QB E.J. Manuel (knee)

Probable:
WR Marcus Easley (knee)
WR Marquise Goodwin (knee)
RB Fred Jackson (ribs)
QB Thad Lewis (left shoulder)
DT Kyle Williams (Achilles' tendon)

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