WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) was limited in practice as he continues to deal with the injury sustained Dec. 24 in New York that kept him out of the season finale in Miami.

CB Cyrus Jones (knee) was a full participation in practice. The rookie was inactive for the season finale in Miami.

WR Matthew Slater (foot) was a full participant in practice despite the injury that has been an issue to varying degrees since Nov. 20 in San Francisco.

DT Alan Branch was not seen on the practice field during media viewing on either Jan. 5 or Jan. 10, although he returned on Jan. 11 and was not included on the New England injury report. According to the Boston Herald, Branch missed practice due to the birth of a child.

WR Danny Amendola (ankle) was a full participation in practice on Wednesday. The veteran missed the last four games of the regular season, but said this week he feels good and has not had any setbacks since returning to the practice field during the bye week.

RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not practice on Wednesday, as noted on the Patriots initial injury report leading up to Saturday night's game with Houston.