Marcus Cannon’s Absence Not Injury Related, Brandon Spikes Among 12 Patriots Ruled Questionable for Sunday


FOXBORO, Mass. — Patriots rookie offensive lineman Marcus Cannon's absence from Friday's practice was not injury related, and he has been listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

However, right tackle Sebastian Vollmer has been ruled out due to injuries to his foot and back, so rookie Nate Solder will make his seventh start of the season. Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham injured his hamstring during Friday's practice, and he has been listed as doubtful.

A dozen players were listed as questionable: Cornerback Kyle Arrington (foot), safety Patrick Chung (foot), center Dan Connolly (groin), wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb), safety James Ihedigbo (shoulder), cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder), wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder), linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), running back Shane Vereen (hamstring), center Ryan Wendell (calf) and running back Danny Woodhead (abdomen).

Wide receiver Wes Welker (knee) is probable, and his wrist never appeared on this week's injury report after he was wearing protection over it at a charity event and in the locker room. That means the team determined the wrist injury had no bearing on Welker's availability for Sunday's game.

Running back Stevan Ridley was taken off the injury report after returning to Gillette Stadium. He spent four days taking care of a family matter at home.

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