More good news from the injury front with the return of wide receiver Julian Edelman (left hand), who hasn't been on the field since the end of the first half against Baltimore, when he appeared to suffer the injury after a touchdown catch. Edelman appeared to have his injured hand wrapped or in a light cast, but was able to suit up.
Three other Patriots remain absent however – safety Steve Gregory (hip), tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), and linebacker Tracy White (left foot).
Wide receiver Wes Welker was added to yesterday's injury report with an ankle issue, but in the locker room prior to today's session proclaimed himself fit enough to go.
Left guard/co-captain Logan Mankins (calf/hip) was also asked for an update on his health status after he left the Broncos game in the fourth quarter and was limited in yesterday's action. "Just working to get better, taking it day by day, spending a lot of time in the training room," he responded. "It's never fun, but it's just one of those things you have to get through."
Former Patriots coach Pete Carroll, now the boss in Seattle, is known for his energetic personality on the sideline. So, today, a reporter asked defensive tackle/co-captain Vince Wilfork about the difference between Carroll and Bill Belichick. "Bill is old-fashioned, Bill is laid back," Wilfork smiled. "Everybody has their own way of showing emotion, or how they coach, or how they play, it's just different. I try not to compare guys, but it's different, its different… It's very exciting to see when you do something well, that your teammates and your coaches get excited, and Bill's done that before, he's done that before. He might not show it a lot on TV, but he'll come to the bench, high-five us, tell us a good job and stuff like that."
The full injury report will be updated here on the blog during the 4 o'clock hour or whenever the Seahawks finish practicing.
The only change to yesterday's injury report was Edelman practicing on a limited basis and QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) being removed. Seattle's report upgraded RB Marshawn Lynch (back) from limited to full participation.