Injury Report: Manning, Welker, Orange Julius held out

Peyton Manning (ankle), Wes Welker (concussion), Julius Thomas, (knee), and Joel Dreessen (knee) were held out of practice on Wednesday.

Champ Bailey (foot) was limited, while six others were listed on the injury report as full participants.

Manning is expected to practice on Thursday and Friday in preparation for his 14th showdown with Tom Brady.

For New England, TE Michael Hoomanawanui did not practice, while eight others were listed as limited, including Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talib, Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Spikes, Steve Gregory, and Danny Amendola.

Talib says he's day-to-day and sounds like he'll play Sunday night.

The Herald's Jeff Howe is sticking with his report that Dennard will not play, and he says Gregory's status is unclear.


Videos: BTV on the team's preparation for the Patriots; Jack Del Rio, Peyton Manning, and several others speak after practice.

Michael Huff says he worked out for three other teams prior to signing with Denver.

Manning leads all NFL players in Pro Bowl voting; Zane Beadles and David Bruton lead their respective positions, while Julius Thomas, Manny Ramirez, and Trindon Holliday are second at theirs.

In an excellent read, Greg Garber consults with former Patriots Ty Law and Tedy Bruschi about what it's like to play with/against Manning and Tom Brady.

Andrew Mason on the replacement of Rahim Moore in the starting lineup by Mike Adams; Jeff Legwold discusses the Manning/Belichick matchup.

ESPN Stats compares Manning's 2013 season to Brady's record-setting 2007 campaign, plus a look at the two QBs' first 13 meetings.

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