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Taylor misses Patriots practice with ankle injury

FOXBOROUGH -- New England Patriots running back Fred Taylor did not practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. He and Randy Moss (not injury related) were the only players listed on the team's participation report as having missed practice Wednesday outside Gillette Stadium.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo (right MCL injury) had limited participation at practice, as did offensive lineman Nick Kaczur (ankle), safety James Sanders (shoulder), defensive back Shawn Springs (knee), wide receiver Wes Welker (knee), and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (ankle).

Taylor appeared shaken up after Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Defensive backs Brandon Meriweather and Bret Lockett, tight end Robbie Agnone, and linebacker Tully Banta-Cain wore black jerseys, highlighting them as "practice players of the week."

The Patriots also signed linebacker Bruce Davis to the practice squad, filling the spot vacated when Prescott Burgess was signed by Baltimore.

Davis, 6-foot-3, 252 pounds, was a third-round draft pick of the Steelers out of UCLA in 2008. He saw action in five games as a rookie last season in Pittsburgh on special teams. Davis was waived by Pittsburgh on Sept. 5.

Running back Correll Buckhalter (ankle), safety Brian Dawkins (knee/shoulder), and linebacker/fullback Spencer Larsen (shoulder) did not participate in the Broncos' practice Wednesday.

Last updated at 7:10 p.m.