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    Devin McCourty, Josh Boyce miss practice — almost

    Neither the Patriots nor the Bills practiced Wednesday because of the Christmas holiday, but both teams issued a practice participation report based on the assumption of what it would have looked like.

    Safety Devin McCourty was listed as “did not participate,” out with a concussion. Josh Boyce (ankle) also was DNP.

    New to the players listed under limited participation was running back Shane Vereen, who suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s win over Baltimore. And Steve Gregory, who had been on the injury report last week with a finger injury, was listed with a knee injury.


    The complete reports:


    Did not participate

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    WR Josh Boyce (ankle)

    S Devin McCourty (concussion)

    Limited participation

    CB Kyle Arrington (groin)

    OL Marcus Cannon (ankle)


    CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder)

    WR Aaron Dobson (foot)

    LB Dane Fletcher (groin)

    S Steve Gregory (finger/knee)

    OL Nate Solder (concussion)


    LB Brandon Spikes (knee)

    OT Will Svitek (ankle)

    WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip)

    RB Shane Vereen (groin)

    Full participation

    WR Danny Amendola (groin)

    QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

    TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee)

    CB Aqib Talib (hip)


    Did not participate

    RB Fred Jackson (ribs)

    WR Stevie Johnson (not injury-related)

    DT Kyle Williams (Achilles’ tendon)

    S Aaron Williams (ribs)

    Limited participation

    WR Marquise Goodwin (knee)

    QB E.J. Manuel (knee)

    Full participation

    QB Thad Lewis (left shoulder)

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