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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have lost three more defensive starters in the first half against New England.
Linebacker Anthony Walker left in the first quarter Thursday night with a concussion and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to full practice nine days before the Super Bowl, but tight end Rob Gronkowski is still recovering from a concussion.
In the injury report issued on Friday, the team said neither Gronkowski nor defensive lineman Deatrich Wise would play if the game were this Sunday. With the extra week off before the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles, however, there is still time.
Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is active for the first time this season and will serve as Brock Osweiler's backup.
Trevor Siemian has gone from starter to backup to inactive over the past month.
Rookie punter returner Isaiah McKenzie was benched after his fifth fumble. Wide receiver Jordan Taylor takes over the punt return duties.
DENVER (AP) — Newly acquired tight end Martellus Bennett is active for the New England Patriots' game at Denver on Sunday night despite a shoulder injury that led to his release from Green Bay.
The Patriots claimed Bennett on Thursday after he was waived by the Packers. The team cited a "failure to disclose a physical condition" as the reason for the move. Bennett disputed that notion.