Vince Wilfork’s Absence From Thursday’s Practice Not Injury Related


FOXBORO, Mass. — Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork's absence from practice Thursday was not injury related, according to the team's practice report.

There's been no indication about his status for Friday's practice or Sunday's game.

Defensive lineman Kyle Love was limited Thursday with a back injury, which was a new addition to the participation report. He was limited last week with an ankle injury but played Sunday against the Jets.

Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee) and safety Josh Barrett (hamstring, thumb) missed Thursday's practice.

Cornerback Leigh Bodden (thumb), safety Sergio Brown (chest), cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip), wide receiver Julian Edelman (ankle), defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (back), tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (ribs), tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and running back Danny Woodhead (ankle) were limited Thursday.

Safety Patrick Chung (hand) and linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) fully participated.

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