FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Recapping a busy day of news with the Patriots today:
1. Stephen Gostkowski to injured reserve/Shayne Graham signed. The biggest personnel surprise of the day was Gostkowski being lost for the season. The injury is a torn quad muscle that could require surgery, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Arriving at his locker and seeing a big media crowd, Graham acknowledged that he has "big shoes to fill."
2. Matt Katula signed/Jake Ingram released. The Patriots made a change at long snapper, releasing Ingram, who was a sixth-round pick in 2009. Katula, who snapped for the Ravens from 2005-2009, said he hopes he's not talking to reporters often. “If your name’s not mentioned, you’re doing your job," he said. "That’s what we all try to do: stay out of the limelight. The limelight is not good.”
3. Tom Brady doesn't practice. For the first time this season, the Patriots quarterback missed a practice. The Boston Globe reports that he has a sprained foot, but isn't expected to miss Sunday's game. Earlier in the day, Brady spoke as if he was preparing to play. "It will be great to try to get back on track this week," he said.
4. Fred Taylor details toe injury; returns to practice. The veteran running back revealed details of his toe injury, acknowledging that he thought it would require surgery and end his season. He's thankful that wasn't the case, and expressed excitement about returning to practice for the first time since suffering the injury on Sept. 26.
5. Thad Turner signed to practice squad. The Patriots filled the final spot on their eight-man practice squad by signing Turner, a rookie cornerback out of Ohio who had spent time with the Colts. The Patriots had an opening on the practice squad after releasing Tyrone McKenzie on Saturday.