The New England Patriots had perfect attendance on Wednesday, but four players were limited participants in the frigid practice held inside Gillette Stadium.
Among them were running backs Jonas Gray and LeGarrette Blount, as well as wide receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell.
Gray, who led the Patriots in rushing during the regular season, was ruled out of the finale against the Buffalo Bills with an ankle injury, while Blount played through a shoulder injury that left him questionable to do so after missing the previous week.
On the first official practice report of this week, however, Blount was limited due to an illness.
Edelman, who led the Patriots in receptions during the regular season, was limited due to a concussion. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound target missed the final two games with the concussion as well as a thigh injury, while LaFell played despite a shoulder injury.
LaFell later suffered a toe injury while catching a 14-yard pass from rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills.
New England has gotten healthier since then.
A total of 15 Patriots were limited heading into Week 17, including halfback Shane Vereen, offensive linemen Dan Connolly and Cameron Fleming, defensive ends Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich, linebackers Jamie Collins, Dont’a Hightower and Chris White, cornerback Brandon Browner and Kyle Arrington, in addition to long snapper Danny Aiken.
None of whom were designated on the injury report Wednesday.
Quarterback Tom Brady was the only other name included as the Patriots ramp up preparations for Saturday’s playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was a full participant despite an ankle ailment.