Neal, Kaczur, K. Brady All Out
Neither Team Practiced Friday
The New England Patriots have downgraded offensive linemen Stephen Neal and Nick Kaczur for Saturday's season finale against the New York Giants just several hours after releasing their final injury report.
Tight end Kyle Brady, running back Kyle Eckel and defensive back and special teamer Willie Andrews were also ruled out of tomorrow night's action.
The elimination of Neal, Kaczur and Brady are of serious concern to the Patriots who will be short-handed against one of the league's better pass-rush defenses. Last week, New England compensated for missing Brady and tight end Ben Watson by using additional linemen. Watson is listed as questionable, as is lineman Billy Yates.
The Patriots filled their empty roster spot with cornerback Antwain Spann.
New York rookie running back Ahmad Bradshaw is questionable, while wide receiver Plaxico Burress and RB Brandon Jacobs are probable. Receiver Sinorice Moss and cornerback Kevin Dockery are listed as doubtful.
New England held a walk-through Wednesday and neither team practiced today. That means the Patriots had just one full practice this week. The Patriots traveled to New Jersey today.