New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in Wednesday’s practice due to a right shoulder injury. Brady is coming off a game where he set a career-high with 65 pass attempts and his appearance on the injury report could be more of an issue of rest than anything else. Eighteen Patriots were “limited”, with the usual suspects highlighting the list. Wide receivers Brandon Lloyd (knee) and Wes Welker (ankle), tight ends Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip) and Aaron Hernandez (ankle), starting offensive linemen Logan Mankins (ankle/calf), Dan Connolly (back), Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee) and Nate Solder (abdomen), defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), linebackers Dont’a Hightower (hamstring/shoulder), Jerod Mayo (elbow) and Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle), cornerbacks Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring/knee) and Aqib Talib (hip) and safety Patrick Chung (shoulder). Of that group, most, if not all, are expected to be available for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who had six players absent on Wednesday, including running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who had hoped to return on Sunday, despite missing the last eight weeks of what is a 2-12 season for the Jaguars with a foot injury. The Jaguars were also without running back Rashad Jennings (concussion), center Brad Meester (foot) and middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (groin), while defensive tackle Tyson Alualu (calf) and cornerbacks Derek Cox (hamstring), Rashean Mathis (groin) and Aaron Ross (calf) were “limited”. Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin (knee) practiced fully on Wednesday and will likely start against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Redskins were without linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) and right tackle Tyler Polumbus (head) was limited during Wednesday’s practice. The Eagles announced that running back LeSean McCoy was cleared to play and will start against the Redskins. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (back) was limited. Guard T.J. Lang (concussion), wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) and center Jeff Saturday (neck/shoulder) were among nine Green Bay Packers not practicing on Wednesday. Lang could play against the Tennessee Titans, but that will not be determined until later in the week. Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (shoulder) and safety Charles Woodson (collarbone) were limited on Wednesday. Woodson has yet to be cleared to return to full duty. Four Titans were out on Wednesday, including center Kevin Matthews, who has an ankle injury, and first round wide receiver Kendall Wright, who has a rib injury. Neither player is expected to play against the Packers. Six members of the Seattle Seahawks did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, including wide receiver Sidney Rice (knee), cornerbacks Walter Thurmond (hamstring) and Marcus Trufant (hamstring) and defensive tackles Alan Branch (ankle) and Jason Jones (knee). Running back Marshawn Lynch was limited with a back injury. Seattle’s opponent this week, the San Francisco 49ers, practiced without defensive tackle Justin Smith, who injured his left elbow in Sunday night’s 41-34 win over the New England Patriots. The 49ers led by 21 points before Smith’s injury, a lead they’d cough away in the fourth quarter. 49ers linebacker Clark Haggans (shoulder) did not practice, while linebacker Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), cornerback Tarell Brown (shoulder), linebacker Tavares Gooden (ribs), receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder), running back Bruce Miller (shoulder), linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder) and defensive tackle Will Tukuafu (concussion) were limited.
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