Patriots list 20 players on injury report

The Patriots and Texans have released their first injury reports of the week.

New England has 20 players listed, all of them limited in practice on Wednesday. Justin Francis, who was not present for the media access portion of practice on Tuesday, was not listed on the report.

The Patriots had 21 players listed on their final injury report before their Week 17 game against Miami. The changes are the addition of Rob Ninkovich (hip) and Trevor Scott (knee) and the removal of Kyle Love (knee), Nate Solder (abdomen), and Sebastian Vollmer (back).

Houston CB Alan Ball (foot), who missed the last five games of the regular season but played on special teams last week against Cincinnati, did not practice on Wednesday.


For the Patriots
Limited participation
S Patrick Chung – shoulder
CB Marquice Cole – finger
G Dan Connolly – back
CB Alfonzo Dennard – hamstring/knee
DB Nate Ebner – hamstring
TE Rob Gronkowski – forearm/hip
TE Aaron Hernandez – ankle
LB Dont’a Hightower – hamstring
DE Chandler Jones – ankle
WR Brandon Lloyd – knee
G Logan Mankins – ankle/calf
LB Jerod Mayo – elbow
OL Nick McDonald – shoulder
DE Rob Ninkovich – hip
LB Mike Rivera – ankle
DE Trevor Scott – knee
LB Brandon Spikes – knee/ankle
CB Aqib Talib – hip
WR Wes Welker – ankle
LB Tracy White – elbow

For the Texans
Did not participate
CB Alan Ball – foot

Limited participation
G Antoine Caldwell – back
NT Shaun Cody – back
TE Owen Daniels – shoulder
TE Garrett Graham – concussion
T Derek Newton – knee
DE Antonio Smith – ankle
G Wade Smith – knee

Full participation
RB Justin Forsett – knee
CB Jonathan Joseph – illness
S Shiloh Keo – ankle
S Glover Quin – shoulder
OLB Brooks Reed – groin
RB Ben Tate – foot
QB T.J. Yates – right elbow

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