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Patriots thin up front as Kelly misses another day

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The middle of the Patriots defensive line is starting to look like their wide receiving corps of recent weeks.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly missed his second straight day of practice with a right knee injury, which puts his status for Sunday’s game against the Saints in doubt.

Kelly was injured last week against the Bengals and tried to return, but couldn’t finish the game. Already thinned by the loss of Vince Wilfork (see what I did there?), the Patriots would have to rely on rookies Joe Vellano and Chris Jones along with journeyman Andre Neblett if Kelly can’t recover.

Veteran running back Leon Washington was also held out of practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury.

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16 Responses to “Patriots thin up front as Kelly misses another day”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 5:36 PM

    The Bengals DESTROYED the patriots.

  2. adeedothatswho says: Oct 10, 2013 5:44 PM

    You know they scored 13, right? I don’t think you do.

  3. mugsymagpie says: Oct 10, 2013 5:48 PM

    I know! By a whole 7 points, bahahaha

  4. azarkhan says: Oct 10, 2013 6:02 PM

    When you’re a Bungles fan, you take what you can get. 13-7? COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF THE OPPONENT!!!

  5. surfinbird1 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    Leon has done nothing. Dump him and see if there is somebody else out there with a pulse.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:16 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:

    The Bengals DESTROYED the patriots.
    ___________________

    Lol I guess a win by 6 points is a piece of destruction for a Bengals fans.

    As a Pats fan we don’t use terms like that unless its 52-0, 48-14, things like that.

    Al a matter of perspective I guess but pretty sad that any team has been so bad over a period of years that their fans have to crow about a 6 point win that way.

  7. spoilerfutbol says: Oct 10, 2013 6:36 PM

    Haters say:

    This is because Patriots have not Welker!!!!

  8. i, flounder says: Oct 10, 2013 6:37 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 5:36 PM

    The Bengals DESTROYED the patriots.

    yeah the patriots were humiliated pretty badly.

  9. rayguyreturns says: Oct 10, 2013 6:42 PM

    Well, the bright side is it does save them 2 encroachment calls.

  10. halbert53 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:22 PM

    I think what they were trying to say is that the Patriots felt destroyed because they lost to a team as bad as the toothless Bengals.

  11. grabgrabgrab says: Oct 10, 2013 7:24 PM

    All the more reason to believe consecutive losses are the way for the Pats.

  12. cuda1234 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:44 PM

    Fortunately they are playing a team who has no clue what a running play is. The Saints are all about having little Breezy throw the ball on every play to pad his stats.

  13. vegasgreek says: Oct 10, 2013 7:48 PM

    The New Orleans Voodoo High Priestess is putting heavy curses on Tom Brady and the Patsies on Sunday. It will be a horror show.

  14. TheWizard says: Oct 10, 2013 8:26 PM

    The New Orleans Voodoo High Priestess is putting heavy curses on Tom Brady

    Let’s see her top that timely downpour in Cleveland last week.

  15. bsizemore68 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:12 PM

    If the pats fans are crying now ( that’s what they do ) wait until about 1900 hours on Sunday, the forecast is for rain, that is Pats players crying over the beaten there QB is getting. Bill

  16. nfl4days says: Oct 10, 2013 9:29 PM

    Or maybe its because we haven’t been able to run the ball well. Morons seem to not realize that the more brees throws the lower our chance of winning is. padding stats? We could care less about stats, its about the W. But don’t think we’re just gonna back off because were happy with the lead. That’s how comebacks happen.

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