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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wilfork, Warren limited; Pryor on mend

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive linemen Vince Wilfork (foot) and Ty Warren (ankle) were limited in Wednesday's practice, although their presence is still a positive sign for the Patriots as they prepare to face the Jaguars Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

In addition to the possible return of Wilfork and Warren, rookie defensive lineman Myron Pryor fully participated in Wednesday's practice, which is an indication he could also be close to a return. Pryor has missed the last two games with a chest injury.

The Patriots played with only four defensive linemen in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bills, but based on the initial forecast, it doesn't appear as if they'll be as shorthanded this week.

One other injury-related note: Outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain did not practice Wednesday. Banta-Cain was on the injury report last week (shoulder), but the team listed his absence as not injury related.

The full injury report:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
OLB Tully Banta-Cain (not injury related)
QB Tom Brady (rib/right finger/right shoulder)
WR Randy Moss (not injury related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
WR Sam Aiken (shoulder)
DL Jarvis Green (knee)
OT Nick Kaczur (shoulder)
G Stephen Neal (ankle)
DL Ty Warren (ankle)
DL Vince Wilfork (foot)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Leigh Bodden (thigh)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
DL Myron Pryor (chest)
CB Shawn Springs (knee)
RB Fred Taylor (ankle)
TE Benjamin Watson (knee)