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Patriots list 7 players as questionable for Super Bowl LI, including Martellus Bennett, Dont’a Hightower 02.03.17 at 4:14 pm ET
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Martellus Bennett is officially questionable for Super Bowl LI. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett is officially questionable for Super Bowl LI. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — There were no changes to the Patriots injury report on Friday.

All seven players who were limited on Thursday were limited on Friday and are officially listed as questionable for the game on Sunday against the Falcons.

Alan Branch (toe) said he will play, while Bill Belichick said on Thursday he expects Nate Ebner (concussion) to play as well.

Here is the complete Patriots injury report, and final one before Super Bowl LI.

QUESTIONABLE

TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
DL Alan Branch (toe)
DB Nate Ebner (concussion)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DT Vincent Valentine (back)

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Nate Ebner (concussion) returns while Alan Branch limited after toe stepped on Wednesday in practice 02.01.17 at 7:28 pm ET
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Alan Branch speaks to media after Wednesday’s practice in Houston. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

HOUSTON — Riding that scooterboard might be a little more painful for Alan Branch.

The Patriots nose tackle, who rode about 100 yards on the skateboard from the back of the Patriots charter plane Monday to the team buses, told ESPN’s Mike Reiss he had his toe stepped on while at practice Wednesday, the first full day of workouts at the University of Houston in preparation for Super Bowl LI Sunday at NRG Stadium.

But he added, he’s “feeling good” and not concerned, something that was apparent as he spoke with reporters after practice with a smile.

Nate Ebner (concussion) cleared concussion protocols and was cleared for limited participation.

Martellus Bennett (knee) and Dont’a Hightower (shoulder) were also limited again. In total, six Patriots were limited at the practice which featured full attendance.

Danny Amendola, Jabaal Sheard and Brandon Bolden were all removed from the report on Wednesday.

Here is the complete Patriots injury report for Wednesday.

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

ST Nate Ebner (concussion)
DT Alan Branch (toe)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)

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Stephen Gostkowski, Nate Ebner return to Patriots practice 01.28.17 at 12:30 pm ET
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Stephen Gostkowski returned to practice Saturday. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Stephen Gostkowski returned to practice Saturday. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — There was good news coming from the start of Patriots practice on Saturday.

After missing the last two days, Nate Ebner (concussion) and Stephen Gostkowski (illness) returned. The team had 100 percent attendance at the practice held in cold conditions on the upper grass fields behind Gillette Stadium.

With Ebner, it’s worth noting earlier in the year he was present for the start of practice and stretched, but didn’t actually practice. He was dealing with a concussion then, too.

There will be no injury report given since the team is only required to release three per week.

Owner Robert Kraft also made an appearance at the session.

New England will practice once more on Sunday before leaving for Houston on Monday.

For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.

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Stephen Gostkowski, Nate Ebner miss Patriots practice once again 01.27.17 at 4:29 pm ET
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Stephen Gostkowski missed his second straight day of practice. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Stephen Gostkowski missed his second straight day of practice. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — The Patriots held a walkthrough inside the Empower Field House on Friday afternoon and once again two players didn’t participate.

Just like on Thursday, Nate Ebner (concussion) and Stephen Gostkowski (illness) didn’t participate.

It is worth noting Ebner was present for the media access, which likely means he was present to watch, but he just didn’t participate. This could be a good sign for his availability in Super Bowl LI.

Like the other days this week, seven were limited including Martellus Bennett (knee) and Dont’a Hightower (shoulder).

For the Falcons, Julio Jones (toe) returned to practice, but was limited and center Alex Mack (fibula) missed practice once again.

Here is the complete Patriots injury report.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

ST Nate Ebner (concussion)
K Stephen Gostkowski (illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
DE Jabaal Sheard (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)

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Nate Ebner (concussion) present at start of Patriots walkthrough at 12:23 pm ET
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Nate Ebner was present at the Friday walkthrough. (Scott R. Galvin-USA Today Sports)

Nate Ebner was present at the Friday walkthrough. (Scott R. Galvin/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — The Patriots held a walkthrough practice inside the Empower Field House Friday afternoon, their second practice of the week leading up to Super Bowl LI next Sunday in Houston.

Media access was limited, so a full attendance could not be taken, but one notable player who was spotted was Nate Ebner. The special teams player suffered a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Steelers and didn’t practice on Thursday.

Just because he was present at the walkthrough doesn’t mean he will necessarily participate, but it is a good sign for his availability for the game. The team will release its injury report later in the afternoon where a full attendance will be provided.

One thing to note was receiver Chris Hogan catching punts before everyone arrived.

New England will practice Saturday and Sunday before departing for Houston on Monday.

For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.

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Nate Ebner (concussion) only player missing from Patriots practice 01.26.17 at 12:47 pm ET
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Nate Ebner was the only player missing from practice Thursday. (Scott R. Galvin-USA Today Sports)

Nate Ebner was the only player missing from practice Thursday. (Scott R. Galvin-USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — The Patriots held their first practice of the week Thursday on the lower grass field behind Gillette Stadium. The session was held in the rain and in full pads.

The only player missing was special teams player Nate Ebner, who suffered a concussion in the AFC championship win over the Steelers.

Seven players were limited on Wednesday’s estimated practice report with all of them being on the field for the start of practice Thursday.

New England will practice Friday, Saturday and Sunday before departing for Houston on Monday.

The second injury report of the week will come out later in the afternoon.

For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.

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Nate Ebner dealing with concussion, Patriots list 7 limited on first Super Bowl injury report 01.25.17 at 5:48 pm ET
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Jan 22, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates (14) runs past New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones (31) and defensive back Nate Ebner (43) during the first half in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Nate Ebner (43) hits the deck during the first half in the 2017 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots don’t begin practice for Super Bowl LI until Thursday in Foxboro but they were mandated by the NFL to produce a projected practice report with injuries on Wednesday.

The most notable item on the report was appearance of special teams star Nate Ebner, who is dealing with a concussion suffered in the first half of Sunday’s AFC championship against the Steelers.

He did not return to the sidelines for the second half and was marked officially as “did not participate” on Wednesday’s initial Super Bowl report.

Ebner plays a vital role on kickoff, kickoff return, punt and punt return units.

There were seven other Patriots listed as limited with nagging injuries that they have been dealing with for some time.

The Patriots will practice Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before leaving for Houston on Monday.

Here is the complete report from both teams:

Patriots

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

ST Nate Ebner (concussion)

LIMITED

WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
DE Jabaal Sheard (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)

Falcons

LIMITED

WR Julio Jones (toe)
DE Dwight Freeney (not injury related)
C Alex Mack (fibula)

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