The Patriots have landed in London, but it appears not everyone made the trip.
Running backs Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris, left tackle Matt Light, and wide receiver Julian Edelman weren’t spotted among the convoy of Patriots leaving Thursday afternoon.
Cornerback Darius Butler was the only player who wasn’t seen at practice Thursday, but did make the trip. All of the players who didn’t make the trip have been out with injuries all week. Adalius Thomas, who was a healthy scratch last week, was also aboard the flight.
New England has carried five running backs all season, so they still have Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk, and Benjarvus Green-Ellis to carry the load against Tampa. Of course, they may not choose to run very often.
Tampa Bay has given up more yards per pass than any team in the league.