On Monday, Patriots receiver Randy Moss said he doesn’t feel wanted by the team. On Wednesday, he didn’t practice due to an illness.
Conspiracy theorists (and they’re everywhere . . . everywhere, I tell ya) would wonder whether a connection exists. For now, though, we’ll simply assume that he really is sick.
Also missing for the Pats were receiver Julian Edelman (foot), tackle Nick Kaczur (back), running back Laurence Maroney (thigh), and cornerback Terrence Wheatley (foot).
Fully participating in practice were quarterback Tom Brady and his congenitally-defective right shoulder, defensive tackle Ron Brace (ankle), cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), linebacker Jermaine Cunningham (ankle), defensive end Brandon Deaderick (toe), tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), defensive end Myron Pryor (knee), and receiver Matt Slater (hamstring).
For the Bengals, cornerback Brandon Ghee (head) and running back Brian Leonard (foot) did not practice. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins (knee), receiver Andre Caldwell (groin), and defensive end Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis.