The Patriots released their official practice participation report for Wednesday and, as expected, tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t take part.
Gronkowski has not been wearing the walking boot to protect his sprained left ankle that he was sporting last week, but the injury is still too much for him to take part in practice. There are two more practices this week and Gronkowski’s status for those sessions is unknown. The team is investigating a special cleat for him to wear on Sunday, but all indications remain that he will be on the field.
Tackle Matt Light, who missed Tuesday’s media day with an illness, was a full participant. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer was limited with the rarely seen flu/back/foot combo. Wide receiver Wes Welker, linebacker Brandon Spikes and guard Logan Mankins highlighted a list of nine other limited Patriots, but they and Vollmer are also expected to suit up come Sunday.
On the Giants side, nobody missed practice. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, defensive end Osi Umenyiora, cornerback Corey Webster and linebacker Jacquian Williams were all limited. Like the limited Patriots, all are expected to play.