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Patriots vs. Cowboys injury report: Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu among WRs listed

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Patriots vs. Cowboys injury report: Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu among WRs listed

The New England Patriots have several wide receivers on their first Week 12 injury report ahead of Sunday's game versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Veteran wideout Mohamed Sanu picked up an ankle injury in New England's Week 11 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and he did not participate in Wednesday's practice at Gillette Stadium. Fellow wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (concussion) also didn't practice. Julian Edelman was the other receiver on the injury report. He was a limited participant in practice due to a shoulder ailment.

The Patriots really can't afford to have key wide receivers injured right now, given the struggles their pass offense has shown in recent weeks. New England scored only one offensive touchdown versus Philly, and it was an Edelman touchdown pass to Sanu.

A pair of offensive linemen highlighted the Cowboys injury report. Right tackle La'el Collins did not practice and right guard Zack Martin was limited. The Cowboys have allowed the second-fewest sacks in the league, so these injuries could be quite impactful because the Patriots defense has tallied the second-most sacks in the league.

Here are the full Wednesday injury reports for both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-1)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Phillip Dorsett, Concussion
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, Knee
S Patrick Chung, Heel/Chest
S Nate Ebner, Ankle/Back
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder
RB Damien Harris, Hamstring
DE John Simon, Elbow

FULL PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

DALLAS COWBOYS (6-4)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
T La'el Collins, Knee/Back
LB Joe Thomas, Illness

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Zack Martin, Back/Ankle/Elbow
G Connor Williams, Knee
DT Antwaun Woods, Shoulder

FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Amari Cooper, Knee
S Jeff Heath, Shoulder
DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Neck

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Patriots release statement in response to Bengals' videotaping allegations

Patriots release statement in response to Bengals' videotaping allegations

The New England Patriots have released an official statement in response to the Cincinnati Bengals' allegations of videotaping their sideline.

The statement explains that a three-person video crew was sent to Cleveland for the Bengals-Browns game to film a feature on the Pats scouting department for Patriots.com's "Do Your Job" series.

The Patriots acknowledge that their failure to inform the Bengals of the taping was an "unintended oversight" and admit the video crew unknowingly broke league rules by filming the field from the press box. They also echoed head coach Bill Belichick's statement that the team is independent of the production crew.

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Read the full statement below:

The NFL currently is investigating the matter, but this appears to be a giant misunderstanding based on what Belichick and the Patriots organization had to say.

The Patriots (10-3) will visit the Bengals (1-12) for their Week 15 matchup on Sunday.

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Tom Brady addresses boos from Patriots fans: 'They have every right'

Tom Brady addresses boos from Patriots fans: 'They have every right'

It had been quite a while since the Gillette Stadium crowd booed their beloved New England Patriots. After all, the Pats rode a 21-game home win streak into Sunday's game vs. the Kansas CIty Chiefs.

But the boos were loud and clear at the end of the first half with the offensive sputtering and the Patriots trailing 20-7. In his Monday appearance on Westwood One with Jim Gray, quarterback Tom Brady shared his thoughts on the harsh reaction from the fans in Foxboro.

"Well that's part of being in sports is everybody's got a chance to cheer you or boo you," Brady told Gray. "There's been plenty of times where they've been cheering us and again, you take the good with the bad. They have every right to boo when we're not playing the way that we're capable.

"For me, I'm focused on what I've got to do to go in there and do a better job. We've been through it before, it won't be the last time and that's OK it doesn't hurt our feelings."

Does Brady hear the boos?

"Yeah, you have 70,000 people out there. It's pretty loud," Brady said with a laugh. "But, you know, that's what fans do."

If anyone understands the lofty expectations that come with playing in New England, it's No. 12.

The Patriots will visit the Cincinnati Bengals for their Week 15 matchup, so fortunately they won't have to worry about the boo birds from their own fans on Sunday. If they return home after falling to a 1-12 team, however, that'll be a different story.

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