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Newton (abdomen) lands on injury report before Patriots vs. Chargers

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The New England Patriots had near-perfect attendance at practice Wednesday as they prepare for Sunday's Week 13 road game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Rookie linebacker Anfernee Jennings was the lone absence due to illness.

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Several players were limited participants, however, including starting quarterback Cam Newton with an abdomen injury. 

Newton struggled in last week's win over the Arizona Cardinals. He completed just nine of 18 pass attempts for 84 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 46 yards in the 20-17 victory. 

The Chargers are a banged up team, too, and they had six players miss practice. The most notable absence was defensive end Joey Bosa, who's nursing a shin injury. Bosa had three sacks in the Chargers' loss to the Buffalo Bills last week, and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called him a "one-man wrecking crew" on Wednesday.

Here are the complete Wednesday injury reports released by both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-6)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

LB Anfernee Jennings (illness)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (groin)

DL Adam Butler (shoulder)

DL Byron Cowart (back)

DB Kyle Dugger (toe)

K Nick Folk (back)

TE Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)

CB J.C. Jackson (hip)

G Shaq Mason (calf)

QB Cam Newton (abdomen)

WR Matthew Slater (knee)

RB J.J. Taylor (quadricep)

FULL AVAILABILITY

No players listed

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-8)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

DE Joey Bosa (shin)

CB Chris Harris Jr. (foot)

CB Casey Hayward Jr. (groin)

LB Denzel Perryman (back)

WR Joe Reed (ribs)

WR Mike Williams (not injury related)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

RB Kalen Ballage (ankle)

T Bryan Bulaga (illness)

P Ty Long (hip)

DE Uchenna Nwosu (chest)

G Trai Turner (ankle)

FULL AVAILABILITY

No players listed