Despite participating in Friday's practice, Patriots running back Sammy Morris (knee) has been downgraded from questionable to out of Sunday night's game against the Colts.
"It was certainly good to see most of the guys out there, running around, participating," coach Bill Belichick told ESPN.com after Friday's practice. "Some of those, of course, will be game-time decisions. We'll see how things turned out after practice here and find out how these guys are doing. But it was definitely good to have them back out there, no doubt."
With Morris and Fred Taylor both out of action, that leaves the Pats' ground attack to Laurence Maroney, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Kevin Faulk. Maroney had 82 yards on 20 carries last week against the Dolphins and 123 yards on 16 rushes against the Titans three games ago.
Taylor was injured in Week 4's win over Baltimore while Morris hurt his knee in the Patriots' 59-0 dismantling of the Titans in Week 6.