Mankins: 'We'll see what happens'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Injured Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins spoke with reporters Thursday, touching on his health in advance of Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Broncos.

He walked slowly to the podium in the media workroom, limping slightly on his left leg.

“It felt good to move around a little bit out there. It’s still day to day. We’ll see. No word yet. One day at a time. We’ll see what happens,” said Mankins, who returned to practice for the first time on Tuesday and has been limited in terms of workload.

Earlier in the day, Bill Belichick said Mankins and other banged-up players were making progress and that the team could have some game-time decisions.

As for when Mankins sustained the sprained MCL, Dec. 24 against the Dolphins, he was asked about wearing a knee brace.

“It could have been worse, but we wear knee braces just to prevent something like that,” said Mankins, who was wearing a T-shirt bearing the wording: Training Camp Iron Man.