FOXBORO, Mass. — Despite their numerous injuries, no one in the Patriots’ secondary missed a day of practice this week.
Aqib Talib was out there on his banged-up hip, Alfonzo Dennard on his surgically repaired knee, Kyle Arrington on the groin injury that has plagued him all year and Steve Gregory with a cast on his broken thumb. That’s not to say all four will definitely play on Sunday night, but it’s a positive sign.
Gregory and Talib have spoken with the media this week. Dennard has declined requests to talk. Arrington is expected to play as long as nothing new flares up, according to a source. Multiple reports have said Dennard will not play this week. He looks to be moving well on the field, though.
Michael Hoomanawanui was the only player missing from practice. He did not suit up all week. He was declared out of the Panthers game midway through with a knee injury.
The team was in shells and sweats. Brandon Spikes was not wearing pads. Brandon Bolden stood on the sideline while the team jogged.