Tom Brady, who was listed on Wednesday's practice report with a right shoulder injury, was taken off of Thursday's version of the list. Defensive tackle Kyle Love took Brady's spot on the report, as he was limited with a knee injury on Thursday.
Brandon Deaderick, who did not practice on Wednesday, was back on the field on Thursday with limited practice time. Deaderick has been battling an ankle injury all week. Logan Mankins, who did not practice on Wednesday, was not spotted again on Thursday. Certainly worth keeping an eye on the status of these two players.
As for the Bills, the spotlight is on their running backs. After being considered a sure bet not to play this week, leading rusher C.J. Spiller returned to practice on Thursday. Spiller was limited with a right shoulder injury he sustained last week against the Cleveland Browns. After sitting out the past few weeks with a knee injury, former starter Fred Jackson was limited for the second consecutive day.
It's quite possible that we'll see both Spiller and Jackson, one of the two, or neither on Sunday. Let's hope for neither. Here are the full practice reports from both teams:
Patriots Thursday Practice Report:
Julian Edelman, WR (hand) Did Not Practice
Justin Francis, DL (ankle) Did Not Practice
Aaron Hernandez, TE (ankle) Did Not Practice
Logan Mankins, LG (hip) Did Not Practice
Brandon Deaderick, DE (ankle) Limited Practice
Alfonzo Dennard, CB (hamstring) Limited Practice
Kyle Love, DT (knee) Limited Practice
Nick McDonald, OT (shoulder) Limited Practice
Sterling Moore, CB (knee) Limited Practice
Shane Vereen, RB (foot) Limited Practice
Sebastian Vollmer, RT (back) Limited Practice
Buffalo Bulls Thursday Practice Report
Ruvell Martin, WR (ankle) Did Not Practice
C.J. Spiller, RB (shoulder) Limited Practice
Fred Jackson, RB (knee) Limited Practice
Leodis McKelvin, CB (groin) Limited Practice