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2014 Super Bowl Patriots vs Seahawks: Wednesday Practice Reports

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Here's information from the inside of Super Bowl practices

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USA Today's Jarrett Bell provided the information from the Patriots practice, while MMQB's Peter King covered the Seahawks.

According to Bell, the Patriots were in a strong position with regards to overall health:

As expected, the Patriots were at full strength in practice from an attendance standpoint. Center Bryan Stork, who didn't practice when drills began last week while nursing a knee injury, practiced without any apparent setback. Tom Brady acknowledged early on Wednesday that he's battling a cold, but looked sharp. Belichick isn't worried about his condition.

Said Belichick, "He took all the snaps."

Stork is one of the most important players for the Patriots on Sunday as he is a key pivot point in establishing the run. The New Englad pass protection falls when he's not on the field, so his health deserves attention.

From the Seahawks side, their injuries from the Green Bay game don't appear to be too intrusive:

Cornerback Richard Sherman (hyperextended elbow) worked regularly with the defense and made a leaping interception, extending both arms in the air to make it. With his elbow wrapped, Sherman didn't look affected by the injury suffered in the NFC title game 10 days ago.

Free safety Earl Thomas (dislocated shoulder), also hurt in the title game against Green Bay, also showed no ill effects playing full time Wednesday.

If both Sherman and Thomas are close to full strength, it will be extremely difficult for the Patriots to move the ball against the deep secondary. Look for the Patriots to attack Sherman early on with designed run plays to really test his health.