Practice report: Aaron Dobson still missing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There were no changes to the Patriots' injury report for Thursday, as wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) was the only non-participant, while nine others were limited.

Given that Dobson has missed each of the team’s practices since leaving Week 17 with his second foot injury of the season, he is highly unlikely to play on Saturday night. The Patriots will rely on top targets Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola plus Kenbrell Thompkins and recently re-signed Austin Collie at the position.

Guard Logan Mankins (ankle) headlined the list of limited participants, which also included cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder) and running back Shane Vereen (groin). Based off of their practice participation this week, all three seem to have a good shot of playing on Saturday night.

The Patriots will issue a final status report for Saturday’s game on Friday afternoon.