Brady (knee), Gronkowski (chest) questionable for Sunday vs. Jets


FOXBORO -- The Patriots have listed their two best offensive players as "questionable" for Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium.

Both quarterback Tom Brady (knee) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (chest) are uncertain to play, per the team's injury report. They join tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), receiver Julian Edelman (foot), receiver Chris Hogan (back) and corner Cyrus Jones (illness) as questionable for their Week 12 contest against the Jets.

Brady practiced for the first time this week on Friday, and he said "we'll see" when asked later in the day if he would be good to go for his team's upcoming game.

"Yeah, we'll see how it goes," said Brady, who did not acknowledge that it was a hit from Seattle's Kam Chancellor that did the damage.

"I don’t want to get into it much. It’s just bumps and bruises like everybody else. It’s a tough time of year. A lot of guys have been going for a long time – a lot longer than me. Everyone is dealing with something. It’s part of football."

Brady typically doesn't like to miss practice sessions if he can avoid it, yet he was not out on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium on either Wednesday or Thursday. 

Would that hamper his preparation for the Jets? 

"I’m not sure because I haven’t done it in a long time, so we’ll just see," he said. "You work hard to do the best you can do whatever it is on a given day. If you can practice, great, but if you don’t have the opportunity to do it, then that’s the way it goes and you’ve got to do the best you can to get out there and help the team. Just trying to do the most I can to get out there and if I get my shot on Sunday, then I’ll do the best I can do."

Other notes from the Patriots injury report: Bennett's shoulder issue is a new ailment as Friday was the first time that has popped up on the report; Jones was present for practice on Wednesday and Thursday but came down with an illness that kept him off the field Friday; defensive end Rob Ninkovich did not practice Friday, but his absence was not injury related; special teams captain Matthew Slater, who did not practice this week due to a foot injury suffered against the Niners last weekend, has been ruled out.

On the Jets' end of things, receiver Brandon Marshall was a full participant in practice Friday after being limited due to a foot issue on Thursday. Jets center Nick Mangold, who has not played since Week 7, practiced on a limited basis for the first time Friday. 

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