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Rob Gronkowski, where have you gone?

Gronk's only appearance this season was barely that, as he played just 14 snaps and ran only two routes, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Patriots thriving without Tom Brady

The duo of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett ranks third in the league in Total QBR, fourth in completion percentage and is yet to throw an interception.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said veteran swingman Gerald Green will sit out the next few days due to a hip flexor. Stevens said it's more precautionary.

Lineup: Red Sox (92-65) at Yankees (81-76)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 3. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 4. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Brock Holt, 3B (L)
  • 8. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
  • 9. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • SP: Clay Buchholz, RHP

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: QB Jacoby Brissett (right thumb), OT Marcus Cannon (calf), G Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring). , LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) were all limited in Wednesday's full-pads practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz on pitching out of bullpen for Red Sox in postseason: "I don't know if that's a sure thing." Bullpen session Thursday might help determine his role going forward. Soreness is localized to his forearm, he says, likely a result of career-high workload.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on conference call with Patriots reporters: "The one thing I do know for sure is Tom Brady is not the quarterback and I feel good about that."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Anthony Johnson cleared waivers and signed with the Patriots' practice squad. To make room for him, the club released OL Ian Silberman. Johnson had opportunities on the practice squad of other teams but said "loyalty" was one reason he came back to New England.

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Outsiders: Pats have AFC's top playoff odds

New England isn't even in the top 10 of Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings, but the team is 3-0 and gets a huge upgrade at quarterback starting next week. Playoff odds (Insider)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jacoby Brissett loosens up his arm at the start of Wednesday's practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo delivers a quick pass to the sideline in the early warmups at practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo did some throwing in the time that reporters were present at practice, as he continues to recover from a sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second day in a row, QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and Jacoby Brissett (7) take part in the start of practice. Their level of participation will become known later Wednesday when the club releases its injury report.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan: "My sources tell me Babe Parilli will be the Patriots' quarterback. ... He doesn't move as well as he used to." Parilli, who played for the AFL's Boston Patriots from 1961-67, is 86.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Julian Edelman had a familiar voice on his conference call with Buffalo reporters today: Rex Ryan, a/k/a Walt Patalski from the Buffalo News.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo says he didn't feel pressure by the Patriots to play on Thursday.

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David Ortiz's farewell season

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    We'll be tracking Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's final major league journey all season long. Check back here for highlights, recaps and photos from his last stop at each stadium.