Moss, Thomas absences not injury related

October, 8, 2009
10/08/09
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Receiver Randy Moss and linebacker Adalius Thomas did not practice Thursday, but the reasons were not injury related, according to the Patriots' practice report.

Running back Fred Taylor, who will require surgery on his injured right ankle, was the only other player who did not practice.

Right tackle Nick Kaczur (ankle), linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee), safety James Sanders (shoulder), defensive back Shawn Springs (knee), receiver Wes Welker (knee), and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (ankle) were limited in practice.

Quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder) had full participation.

On the Broncos side, running back Correll Buckhalter (ankle), safety Brian Dawkins (knee/shoulder) and linebacker/fullback Spencer Larden (shoulder) did not practice.

Guard Ben Hamilton (hamstring) and cornerback Alphonso Smith (ankle) had limited participation.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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