Deion Branch, Patrick Chung limited

Updated: November 5, 2010, 2:06 AM ET
By Mike Rodak | ESPNBoston.com

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung (knee) and wide receiver Deion Branch (hamstring) were both limited in practice Thursday.

Thursday marked the second consecutive day both players were not able to fully participate in practice, and both could be game-time decisions in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez was removed from Thursday's injury report, returning to practice after missing Wednesday's practice for non-injury reasons. Wide receiver Matt Slater was also listed on the injury report as limited with an ankle injury for a second consecutive day.

Safety Jarrad Page (calf) and running back Fred Taylor (toe) did not participate in practice for a second consecutive day.

Browns defensive end Kenyon Coleman (knee) did not practice on Thursday after participating on a limited basis on Wednesday, joining quarterbacks Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme and tackle John St. Clair as Browns players not practicing on Thursday.

Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers, who did not practice on Wednesday, was limited in practice on Thursday with an ankle injury. Linebacker Matt Roth (hamstring) was added to Thursday's injury report as being limited in practice. Tight end Alex Smith was also limited for a second straight practice.

Mike Rodak contributes to ESPNBoston.com's coverage of the Patriots.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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