Like last week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not join the team’s Wednesday practice due to a sore Achilles, per Last week, an Achilles heel issue prevented Brady from participating in training for their Sunday’s divisional game against the Buffalo Bills. In their win over the Miami Dolphins, Brady took a lot of beating that aggravated his Achilles problem. A botched snap in the first half forced Brady to dive after the ball with defenders falling on him. He also was sacked by Cameron Wake. Despite his Achilles issue, Brady tossed for 227 yards and four touchdowns in their 35-17 victory over the Dolphins, extending their winning run to seven games for a 9-2 mark.

The team did not reveal Brady’s status, but he has several days to prepare for their AFC East showdown with the Bills (6-5).

Patriots right tackle spot in quandary

The Patriots’ right tackle position is also in a quandary with starter Marcus Cannon and backup LaAdrian Waddle both sitting out with left ankle and right ankle injuries, respectively. Cannon has not been able to play since aggravating his injury in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Waddle left the Dolphins game prematurely after sustaining his injury in the fourth quarter. Patriots’ linebacker, Trevor Reilly, suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff of the second half, and was pulled from the contest against the Dolphins.

However, he was spotted by the media with wide receiver Chris Hogan heading toward the fields. Like Cannon, Hogan did not participate in practice due to a right shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Patriots starting center David Andrews participated in practice, marking his first on-field activity since he became ill during the week in Colorado.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive end Trey Flowers also practiced despite suffering right leg and rib injuries against the Dolphins.

Several Bills miss practice

Several Bills players did not join Wednesday’s practice, including wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, tackle Cordy Glenn, guard John Miller, tight end Nick O’Leary, running back Mike Tolbert, and defensive end Eddie Yarbrough.

Benjamin remained day-to-day after suffering a torn meniscus in their Week 11 showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers. Cordy is dealing with foot and ankle issues, and his status will be known in a couple of days. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said wide receiver Jordan Matthews and tight end Charles Clay were limited in practice. Both Clay and Matthews were suffering from knee injuries. Tolbert did not play the last two games due to a hamstring injury while Miller is dealing with an ankle injury.