FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots passing attack could be severely hamstrung after Randy Moss (back) and Wes Welker (knee) were among 10 players the team listed on Friday’s injury report as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons at Gillette Stadium.
Coach Bill Belichick said Welker would likely be a “game-time” decision, but did not shed any light on Moss’s status, as the team released its injury report well after Belichick’s news conference.
Moss, who made 12 catches for 141 yards in the season-opening 25-24 victory over the Bills but held to 4 receptions for 24 yards in a 16-9 loss to the Jets last Sunday, did not pop up on the team’s injury report until Friday when it was reported that he did not practice.
Welker, who was listed as inactive against the Jets after making 12 catches for 93 yards against the Bills, also did not practice Friday after returning to practice on Thursday. Rookie wide receiver Julian Edelman (ankle) participated in a limited role in Friday’s practice but also was listed as questionable.
Here’s the rest of the Patriots practice/injury report for Friday Sept. 25, 2009:
Player Pos. Injury Wed. Thurs. Fri. Status
Jerod Mayo LB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Chris Baker TE Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Darius Butler CB Thigh —- —- Limited Questionable
Dan Connolly C Back Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Julian Edelman WR Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Brandon Meriweather S Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Randy Moss WR Back —- —- Did Not Practice Questionable
Mryon Pryor DL Calf Limited Limited —-
Matthew Slater WR Elbow Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Shawn Springs DB Knee —- —- Limited Questionable
Wes Welker WR Knee DNP Limited DNP Questionable
Terrence Wheatley CB Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Jerious Norwood RB Head DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Limited Participation = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
Full Participation = 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
Did Not Participate in Practice
FRIDAY STATUS DEFINITIONS:
Out = Definitely will not play
Doubtful = At least 75% chance will not play
Questionable = 50-50 chance will not play
Probable = Virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty