The bumps and bruises of the NFL season are starting to show, as the Wednesday injury report appears for another week.

Three Patriots did not practice today, two of which were not a surprise, while the third was a bit unexpected. A report from old friend Christopher Price this week had Jerod Mayo walking through the locker room without crutches, brace or a limp, which would be an sign that his recovery is progressing. Not enough, however, to allow him back on the practice field this week. Vince Wilfork left Sunday’s game in the second quarter with an ankle injury, and did not return to the game. He was not at practice today, either. The third Patriot who did not practice today was tackle Nick Kaczur, who is also listed as suffering from an ankle injury.

In the limited participation group, Randy Moss and Wes Welker were still limited in their work, let’s hope those two are both able to play this weekend, because not having Welker against the Jets really hurt. We know that Jonathan Wilhite was injured, not on the field, but rather running for his safety. Darius Butler and Shawn Springs appeared on the list last Friday, but not last Wednesday. Mike Wright is a new addition, apparently having suffered a shoulder injury against the Falcons. Matthew Slater is still on the list with his elbow injury.

So who’s not on the list? It’s good to see that rookies Julian Edelman and Myron Pryor are not on the list for the first time. Brandon Meriweather who was listed last week with an ankle injury, is also not on the list. Dan Connolly and Chris Baker were also able to fully participate.
Did Not Practice
OT Nick Kaczur (ankle)
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
NT Vince Wilfork (ankle)

Limited Participation
CB Darius Butler (thigh)
WR Randy Moss (Back)
WR Matthew Slater (elbow)
DB Shawn Springs (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
CB Jonathan Wilhite (groin)
DT Mike Wright (shoulder)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)