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Ahmad Bradshaw did not practice Friday, citing that his foot was "a little sore". Everyone else practiced in full except DE Osi Umenyiora (knee/ankle) and S Tyler Sash, who had his foot stepped on during practice. They were limited and are expected to play Sunday. Injury Report
Tom Coughlin has been pleased with the way the team has practiced....“So far this week, we’ve accomplished what we needed to accomplish,’’ Coughlin said Friday as per NBC's Peter King. “The players have practiced hard and spirited. I think we’ll be well-prepared for the game.’’ Read More
In his presser, Coughlin continued to stress "finishing".....“Again, I’ve researched the things that have transpired a year before or two weeks before. I didn’t think we finished very well. I took a grasp of that and wanted that to be the number one thing. It was the first thing we hit them with, and it’ll be the last thing they hear from us before they take the field.” Transcript
The Patriots, meanwhile, had a walkthrough at the Colts' facility where they have been practicing all week. From Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.com...
“This is kind of like Saturday for us,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, referring to the usual light session conducted on the day before a game. “We’ve had a little bit of extra time this week (to practice).
“I think we’re ready to go. We’ve worked hard this week Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in practice, and we had good practices back (in Foxborough, Mass.) last week. We went through some mental-review things out there (Friday).”
Tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in the session, which never saw players run faster than a trot while executing plays. Gronkowski practiced on a limited basis Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ankle January 22 in New England’s AFC Championship game victory over Baltimore.
At 5:30 pm, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will host a news conference to announce the 2012 Class of Enshrinees. Former Giants and Patriots head coach Bill Parcells is expected to be among the names announced. It will be broadcast live on NFL Network. Read More
At 9:00pm Eastern, NBC will air the inaugural National Football League Honors - a star-studded event in which the league will hand out it's annual awards ie MVP, Rookies of the Year, et al. Read More