The New England Patriots held their final practice session of the week today. This is the final report ahead of the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with the official game status distinctions.
Good news for both teams.
Patriots: QB Tom Brady (right hand), OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee), DL Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee)
Jaguars: FS Tashaun Gipson (foot)
All five players on the Patriots report were limited on Friday and the latter four should be considered game time decisions. Brady and Burkhead are expected to be active, while Waddle should be active because Cole Croston is the alternative.
The good news is that both Brady and Waddle returned to practice after missing on Thursday.
Gipson practiced on Friday for the first time all week and the Jaguars starting safety’s status is up in the air.
Jaguars: OL Patrick Omameh (illness), SS Barry Church (shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), DT Malik Jackson (ankle), QB Blake Bortles (right wrist), LB Paul Posluszny (abdomen).
For the Jaguars, Church, Fournette, and Jackson were all limited but were not given a game distinction and are expected to play. The other three were full participants and are also expected to play.