Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) runs after catching a pass during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Patriots 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Kenbrell Thompkins "Feeling Good", Josh Boyce Out, Other Patriots News And Notes


Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) runs out of bounds during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Patriots 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Kenbrell Thompkins has been sidelined with a hip injury over the last few weeks, and it has definitely hurt the Patriots passing attack. However it appears that he is getting healthy, as Nick Underhill wrote earlier today.  Here is an excerpt from Underhill’s report, in which he asked KT how he was doing.

“Doing pretty good,” Thompkins said. “Going out there on the practice field, running around a little bit. Just going out there and doing what I can do.”

Hopefully this points towards Thompkins playing this Sunday, in a game that has now become huge for both teams, as the AFC playoff picture begins to clear up.

The other rookie wideout, Aaron Dobson, said on Thursday that he “expects to play” this Sunday, as he recovers from what has become an annoying foot injury. The combination of these two taller receivers should help New England be productive inside the 20 yard line, a place that was not friendly to them last week against the Dolphins.

In other Pats news, wide receiver Josh Boyce was the only missing participant in today’s practice, which is probably due to the ankle injury that he suffered last week in Miami. Everybody else practiced, including left tackle Nate Solder, who will have to be close to 100% this week, as his role will play a huge part in the outcome of this football game.

Adrian Wilson, the injured safety, tweeted that he went through his second running session since he tore his Achilles today, which is good news for him, and the Patriots.

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