New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (ankle) missed another practice Thursday, while wide receiver Deion Branch (hamstring) and tight ends Rob Gronkowski (hip) and Aaron Hernandez (ankle) were limited.
Branch was not on the Patriots injury report yesterday, but the team has added him due to a hamstring injury. New England has several other wide outs on the report, including Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Julian Edelman. Lloyd was limited due to a knee injury, while Edelman was able to practice fully despite a hand injury.
Beyond Welker, offensive lineman Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and Dan Connolly (back) also missed practice yesterday due to injuries.