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Green-Ellis joins Brady, Welker as practice absentees

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Green-Ellis joins Brady, Welker as practice absentees

FOXBORO -- Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was added to the list of Patriots players who missed Thursday's sweats and shells practice.

Green-Ellis has been dealing with a toe injury this season, but it is unclear as to why he missed practice Thursday.

The same five players who missed Wednesday's practice were also missing from Thursday's session. Those being quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Wes Welker, and offensive linemen Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, and Marcus Cannon.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: 'Incomprehensible' to expect same greatness from Patriots?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: 'Incomprehensible' to expect same greatness from Patriots?

0:43 - Tom Curran, Kayce Smith, and Michael Holley talk about Bill Belichick saying it’s “incomprehensible” that people expect the Patriots to be on the same level as last year at this point in the season.

11:55 - Tom Giles, Kayce Smith, and Michael Holley discuss J.R. Smith’s comments about the Celtics not being a threat to the Cavaliers.

15:38 - Abby Chin, Chris Mannix, and A. Sherrod Blakely join BST from Cleveland to talk about Marcus Smart and the Celtics failing to agree to a contract extension, making him a restricted free agent in July. They also preview Tuesday’s Celtics-Cavaliers season opener.

19:25 - Reports say Alex Cora is the frontrunner for the Red Sox managerial position, but Brad Ausmus interviewed for the position on Monday. Who is the right man for the job? Tom Giles and Michael Holley discuss.