Steelers vs Patriots Thursday AFC Title Game Injury Report

PITTSBURGH STEELERS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), K Chris Boswell (illness), S Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
Thursday RB Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), TE Ladarius Green (concussion, illness), LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), TE Ladarius Green (concussion), S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
Thursday LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
Thursday K Chris Boswell (illness), LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), S Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Practice Report
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee)
Thursday WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee)

Texans vs Patriots Thursday Injury Report

HOUSTON TEXANS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS on Saturday
HOUSTON TEXANS
 
Practice Report
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday G Jeff Allen (ankle), DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), S Quintin Demps (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (calf), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB John Simon (chest)
  Thursday CB A.J. Bouye (groin), S Quintin Demps (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee), LB John Simon (chest)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB A.J. Bouye (groin), T Chris Clark (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep), S Andre Hal (foot), LB Brian Peters (foot), QB Tom Savage (concussion)
  Thursday G Jeff Allen (ankle), T Chris Clark (ankle), DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep), S Andre Hal (foot), CB Johnathan Joseph (calf), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Brian Peters (foot), QB Tom Savage (concussion)
 
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday RB LeGarrette Blount (illness)
  Thursday RB LeGarrette Blount (illness)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
  Thursday WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Danny Amendola (ankle), QB Tom Brady (thigh), CB Cyrus Jones (knee), WR Matt Slater (foot)
  Thursday WR Danny Amendola (ankle)

Grab the New Book – Bill Belichick vs. The NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach – Available Now!

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With Christmas now a week away, there’s still time to order a perfect gift, that being a great new book for Patriots fans focusing on head coach Bill Belichick entitled Bill Belichick vs. The NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach by Bleacher Report and Boston.com writer Erik Frenz.

In this book Frenz explains why Bill Belichick is considered to be the best NFL coach of all time, examining what separates Belichick from other NFL coaches and why, if there were a Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches, his face would already be on it.

Want to see more before you purchase it? Check out this excerpt from Bill Belichick vs. The NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach printed with the permission of Triumph Books.

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Patriots Pick Up Troubled Wide Out Michael Floyd Off Waivers

Michael Floyd

The New England Patriots Thursday grabbed another weapon on offense, as the team picked up just released Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd.

To make room on the roster, the Pats cut receiver Griff Whalen.

The Cardinals released Floyd this week after he was arrested on Monday arrest on DUI charges. He was previously arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence.

Floyd was taken into custody after being found unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at an intersection in suburban Scottsdale early Monday. He was booked and released from jail later that morning. The Cardinals released him Wednesday.

The Patriots have been carrying just four true wide receivers on their 53-man roster for most of the season, and their depth has been tested since No. 4 option Danny Amendola injured his ankle Dec. 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The 27-year-old this season has struggled with just 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns, add to that he’s also dropped a lot of passes.

Last season he was a threat for the Cards who made the NFC Title game before losing to the Panthers, catching 52 passes for 849 yards and six touchdowns.

He will likely not even dress this week when the Pats take on the Broncos, but will get a full week of practice and be ready to go for New England for week 16 and then hopefully he can have an impact in the playoffs.

This season has been a tough one for the Pats wide out unit, as Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell are the top three wide outs on New England, and have combined for 10 scores.

What if the Patriots Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

Donald Trump

Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.

There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.

Check out what they think the logo of the Patriots will look like made in the likeness of Trump!

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Brady Earns Win 201; Patriots Top Rams 26-10 to Improve to 10-2

Los Angeles Rams v New England Patriots

Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback.

Brady became the league’s leader in victories among QBs, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on Sunday.

Brady, who was 33 of 46, had tied Peyton Manning last week in a win over the New York Jets.

“It’s always been about winning, and I’ve been very fortunate to be on a lot of great teams,” Brady said of reaching the milestone. “I’m just really grateful.”

His lone touchdown pass came on a 14-yard pass to Chris Hogan in the first quarter. LeGarrette Blount scored the game’s first touchdown, rumbling for a 43-yard, ankle-breaking score in the first quarter while spinning around safety Maurice Alexander in the process. He finished with 88 yards on 18 carries.

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Brady Wins 200th as Patriots Rally Past Jets 22-17

New England Patriots v New York Jets

Tom Brady was hobbled, yet efficient as ever with the game on the line and time on the clock.

Playing with an ailing knee, Brady tied Peyton Manning for most wins by a quarterback in NFL history, getting his 200th by throwing a go-ahead 8-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with 1:56 left, leading the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

It was the 50th win for Brady after facing a fourth-quarter deficit or tie.

“The quarterback’s job is to win,” coach Bill Belichick said. “He’s won a lot. That’s good. I’m glad he’s our quarterback.”

Trailing 17-16 with 5:04 left and the ball on the Patriots 17, Brady led a solid drive by completing six passes. After James White stretched for 4 yards on fourth-and-4, a 25-yard catch by Chris Hogan put the ball at the 8. Brady then zipped a pass to Mitchell to put the Patriots (9-2) ahead.

“We didn’t play as well as we wanted to,” Brady said, “but we made the plays when we needed to.”

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Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Has Punctured Lung

Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots may have to live life for a game without tight end Rob Gronkowski, as NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the play making TE has a punctured lung.

The good news is the report states that Gronk may only have to miss one game.

The injury to Gronkowski reportedly took place during the Sunday night home loss to the Seahawks.

Gronk finished the game, and was targeted on the final play of the game, when he became tangled up with safety Kam Chancellor in the end zone, and no pass interference was called.

Without Gronk, look for plenty of Martellus Bennett, who last night had seven catches for 102 yards.