The Seattle Seahawks appear to be fully healthy entering Super Bowl XLIX. The same can’t be said for the New England Patriots.
The Patriots added Akeem Ayers to their practice report after Thursday’s session in Tempe, Ariz., as the linebacker was listed as a limited participant with a knee injury. Acquired from the Tennessee Titans via trade before Week 8, Ayers performed admirably as a fill-in for injured defensive end Chandler Jones. He recovered a fumble in the first quarter of the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
The rest of New England’s injury report remained unchanged from Wednesday. Center Bryan Stork (knee), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow) and defensive lineman Sealver Siliga (foot) joined Ayers as limited participants, while quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was a full participant.
Seattle had full participation at its practice for the second consecutive day.
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