Patriots-Rams: 10 things to watch

Updated: August 26, 2010, 3:07 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots host the St. Louis Rams on Thursday in preseason action, the club is expected to be without some key players.

Receiver Julian Edelman, tight end Aaron Hernandez and outside linebacker Jermaine Cunningham are among those unlikely to suit up based on their lack of participation in practice the last two days.

With that in mind, here are 10 things worthy of monitoring from a Patriots perspective:

1. Banta-Cain, ...

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