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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Talib & Dennard at walkthrough

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots had a run of injuries at cornerback in Monday night's win over the Texans, with the top three players on the depth chart -- Aqib Talib (hip), Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) and Kyle Arrington ("friendly fire") -- not finishing the game.

All three players were present at the start of the team's Wednesday walkthrough practice. Their status will be an important storyline to monitor leading up to Sunday night's kickoff.

Attendance at a walkthrough doesn't reveal much, which is important context, as the session is held at a slow tempo and is more mental-based work than physical-based work.

Still, tight end Rob Gronkowski (broken forearm) was among those players not spotted at the start of the walkthrough. Gronkowski has missed the last three games.