FOXBORO -- The Patriots saw their injury report shrink a tad on Wednesday.
Rex Burkhead was the only player held out of Wednesday's workout. He was inactive for last weekend's game with the Texans due to an injury to his ribs. Also listed were limited practice participants Marcus Cannon (concussion/ankle), Danny Amendola (knee), Phillip Dorsett (knee), Nate Ebner (shoulder), Stephon Gilmore (groin), Dont'a Hightower (knee), Eric Rowe (groin) and Matthew Slater (hamstring).
Removed from the injury report were Rob Gronkowski (who was questionable for the Texans game with a groin injury), Chris Hogan (who was questionable for the Texans game with a knee injury) and Elandon Roberts (questionable for the Texans game with a thumb injury).
Wednesday's practice participation/injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Panthers game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)
WR Danny Amendola (concussion/knee)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle/concussion)
WR Phillip Dorsett (knee)
S Nate Ebner (shoulder)
CB Stephon Gilmore (groin)
LB Dont'a Hightower (knee)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee)
LB Jeremy Cash (calf)
LB Thomas Davis (rib)
C Ryan Kalil (neck)
DT Star Lotulelei (shoulder)
DE Julius Peppers (rest)
CB Daryl Worley (shoulder)
QB Cam Newton (right shoulder)
WR Curtis Samuel (back)
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marcus Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left , and the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 on Monday night to snap an 11-game skid tied for the NFL's longest active losing streak against one team.
Mariota didn't move around much on a cool night after missing a game with a strained left hamstring, but still managed to throw for a season-high 306 yards. He completed each of his three passes on the drive that ended with Taylor's tiebreaking score.
The Titans (3-3) also snapped a two-game skid with the win.
Jacoby Brissett tried to rally the Colts (2-4) to a second straight overtime. But Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard forced Brissett out of bounds shy of the first down marker on fourth-and-inches with 2:19 left. Coach Chuck Pagano lost his challenge.
Derrick Henry then clinched the win for Tennessee with a 72-yard TD run with 47 seconds left. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner, finished with a career-high 131 yards on 19 carries. DeMarco Murray also scored.
The Titans looked like the NFL's worst scoring defense in the first half instead of Indianapolis, with Brissett directing the Colts to a 13-9 halftime lead. John Simon then intercepted Mariota's first pass of the third quarter and returned it 26 yards for a TD.
But the Titans forced the Colts to go three-and-out on three of their first four drives of the second half, and Avery Williamson stripped tight end Jack Doyle of the ball after a catch.