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Patriots' Belichick mum as to why Brady, Wilfork limited

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had no interest in explaining why quarterback Tom Brady and nose tackle Vince Wilfork were limited in Friday's practice, though there's apparently no reason to believe they won't play Sunday against the Denver Broncos as neither player was listed on the team's injury report.

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"It wasn't injury-related, so ..." Belichick said, according to the Boston Herald. "I can't tell anybody else what to think. But we'll list them the way they are, however they are, that's how we list them."

Belichick was asked if he was simply giving the veterans a day off. He still had no desire to shed any light on the situation.

"There could be a lot of reasons," Belichick said. "Personal reasons, guy could have to go to a funeral, a guy has a family issue. It's not injury-related, then it's not injury-related. If it's injury-related, then we'll list it as that. I don't know what you’re looking for. A guy's got an injury, we'll list injury. If he doesn't have an injury, we say it’s not injury-related. What am I missing here?"

Safety Patrick Chung and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer missed their third straight practice and are listed as doubtful, making it unlikely they will play against the Broncos.

Broncos linebacker Von Miller (thumb) was a full participant in practice for a third start day Friday and is probable for Sunday's game. Safety Brian Dawkins (neck) is questionable.

For a complete look at all injuries around the league, go to NFL.com's injury page.

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