Week 13 participation report: Patriots rule out three

FOXBOROUGH — Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard returned to practice Friday, one day after sitting out with a knee injury, and was listed by the Patriots as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans.

The Patriots ruled three players out: offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (ankle), receiver Aaron Dobson (foot), and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (knee). None of those three participated in any practices this week.

In addition to Dennard, six other Patriots were listed as questionable, including safety Steve Gregory, who has missed the last two games with a broken thumb.

For the Patriots
RT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Aaron Dobson (foot)
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee)


CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
CB Marquice Cole (shin)
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee)
S Steve Gregory (finger)
TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring)
CB Aqib Talib (hip)
LB Chris White (back)

WR Danny Amendola (groin)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
WR Matthew Slater (wrist)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
RB Shane Vereen (wrist)

For the Texans
S Jawanza Starling (hamstring)

CB Kareem Jackson (ribs)
CB Brice McCain (hamstring)

S Shiloh Keo (neck)
CB Elbert Mack (hamstring)
ILB Joe Mays (knee)
ILB Mike Mohamed (hamstring)
T Derek Newton (knee)
QB Matt Schaub (not injury-related)
ILB Darryl Sharpton (back)
DE Antonio Smith (not injury-related)
G Wade Smith (knee)
ILB Jeff Tarpinian (groin)
RB Ben Tate (ribs)

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