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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Matthew Slater lone absence at practice

By Field Yates

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) were again on the practice field for the Patriots on Thursday, though their status for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers remains unclear at this time.

The two were each listed as limited during Wednesday's practice report. The team will officially submit their status for Sunday's game on Friday afternoon.

Wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist) was the lone player not spotted during the full-pads workout, as veteran cornerback Marquice Cole returned after missing Wednesday's practice with a non-injury related matter. Slater, the team's top special-teams player, reportedly broke his wrist during the Week 2 game against the Jets.