Though the New England Patriots won’t be back at practice until Thursday, the team released its first injury report of the week on Wednesday.
Center Bryan Stork, who was inactive for the team’s 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game, headlines the list as a projected non-participant. The rookie fourth-round pick suffered a knee injury in the divisional round versus the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 10.
Wide receiver Brandon LaFell, defensive linemen Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga, linebacker Dont’a Hightower as well as cornerback Brandon Browner were all designated as limited participants.
LaFell played in both of New England’s playoff games after shoulder and toe injuries surfaced during the final contests of the regular season. Jones was a late scratch leading up to last Sunday’s game against the Colts after arriving on the injury report with an elbow ailment the week prior. And Hightower and Browner were noted as probable for the Jan. 18 contest in Foxborough due to shoulder and knee issues, respectively.
Siliga, meanwhile, left for the locker room with a foot injury during New England’s meeting with Indianapolis. The 6-foot-2, 325-pound starter was ruled questionable to return before managing to do so.
Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, who was listed as a full participant with an ankle issue, rounds out the team’s projected injury report.
As for New England’s Super Bowl XLIX opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle), safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), and long snapper Clint Gresham (neck) were down as non-participants. Running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Michael Bennett were as well, but for non-injury-related reasons.
Seattle offensive tackle Justin Britt (knee) and cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) were designated as full participants.