Participation report: 14 limited for Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Fourteen players were limited at Patriots practice Thursday, including new injuries to center Dan Connolly (groin), safety James Ihedigbo (shoulder), wide receivers Matthew Slater (shoulder) and Wes Welker (knee), and guard Brian Waters (knee) on the first participation report of the week.

Linebackers Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes and cornerback Devin McCourty did not participate in Thursday's session. On the more encouraging side, linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee) and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (concussion) have been removed from the report after being questionable for last week's game against the Jets.

A look at the first participation report of the week: