Patriots - Bills: Saturday Final Injury Report

<p>Final Injury Report report for the Patriots and the Bills. The Patriots have added a new name to the injury report, and actually have a long standing injured player on the mend. </p> <p>Dieon Branch continues to try to return from a knee injury that has hampered his return for most of the season. Asante Samuel's shoulder injury he suffered in the win over the Rams appears to be improving, he did not miss part of any team practice and is listed as probable.</p>

BUFFALO BILLS (3-5) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-1)
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Buffalo Bills

OUT:
DE Constantin Ritzmann (foot)

DOUBTFUL:
WR Josh Reed (knee); S Coy Wire (abdomen)

QUESTIONABLE:
CB Troy Vincent (knee); T Mike Williams (neck)

Players who missed part of practice:
WED: WR Josh Reed; DE Constantin Ritzmann; CB Troy Vincent; T Mike Williams; S Coy Wire
THU: WR Josh Reed; DE Constantin Ritzmann; CB Troy Vincent; S Coy Wire
FRI: not enough info

New England Patriots

OUT:
CB Ty Law (foot); CB Tyrone Poole (knee)

QUESTIONABLE:
WR Deion Branch (knee); LB Matt Chatham (hamstring); LB Mike Vrabel (lower leg)

PROBABLE:
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder); LB Larry Izzo (knee); QB Jim Miller (right shoulder); CB Asante Samuel (shoulder)

Players who missed part of practice:
WED: WR Deion Branch; LB Matt Chatham; CB Ty Law; CB Tyrone Poole
THURS: WR Deion Branch; LB Matt Chatham; CB Ty Law; CB Tyrone Poole
FRI: WR Deion Branch; LB Matt Chatham; CB Ty Law; CB Tyrone Poole; LB Mike Vrabel

LEGEND
OUT: Definitely will not play.
DOUBTFUL: At least 75 percent chance will not play.
QUESTIONABLE: A 50-50 chance will not play.
PROBABLE: Virtual certainty that player will be available for normal duty.
PLAYER in Red: New to the list

NOTES:

Deion Branch has been upgraded on the injury report from Doubtful to Questionable, which is a clear indication his condition is improving. He was seen in the locker room during official media times, so it appears that Branch may return, if not this week, then in the near future.

Ty Law is expected to be out again after breaking a bone in his foot during the Steelers game. Law probably will not return before week 12 at the earliest.

Tyrone Poole who's injury has severly tested the fdepth of the Patriots secondary, remains out for this game. If Poole's injury was thought to be very serious, he likely would have been placed on IR by now. A few weeks ago, Poole said he was feeling ready, but the team has continued to list him as out.

Asante Samuel injured his shoulder trying to tackle a 285 pund TE from the Rams last week, and paid for it by hurting his shoulder and had to leave the game. Samuel returned in the fourth quarter of the Rams game, and is expected to recover in time to play this week against the Bills.

LB Mike Vrabel was injured in Friday's preactice and was placed on the report as questionable with a lower leg injury.

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