Wednesday practice report: Spikes added with knee injury

FOXBOROUGH — Linebacker Brandon Spikes was added to the Patriots’ practice participation and injury report with a knee injury. He was limited in Wednesday’s workout, along with seven others.

Safety Steve Gregory was also limited, an improvement from last week, when he missed practice with a broken thumb, then didn’t make the trip to Charlotte, N.C., to face the Panthers. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who missed Monday’s game and reportedly had minor knee surgery over the weekend, was at practice. He, too, was limited.

The only player to miss practice was tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. He suffered a knee injury in Monday’s game and did not return.


The two biggest names from Wednesday’s injury reports came from the Broncos. Neither quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) nor receiver Wes Welker (concussion) was able to practice.

For the Patriots:

Did not participate:
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee)

Limited participation:
WR Danny Amendola (groin)
CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee)
S Steve Gregory (finger)
TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
CB Aqib Talib (hip)
RB Leon Washington (ankle)

Full participation:
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
WR Matthew Slater (wrist)
RB Shane Vereen (wrist)

For the Broncos:

Did not participate:
TE Joel Dreesen (knee)
QB Peyton Manning (ankle)
TE Julius Thomas (knee)
WR Wes Welker (concussion)

Limited participation:
CB Champ Bailey (foot)

Full participation:
T Orlando Franklin (ankle)
S Duke Ihenacho (ankle)
LB Nate Irving (shoulder)
T Winston Justice (finger)
G Chris Kuper (ankle)
C J.D. Walton (ankle)

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