Reports: Patriots OLT Light expected to practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 10:38 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Patriots OLT Matt Light, who has been ill early in Super Bowl week, is expected to practice Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported, with both Light and head coach Bill Belichick indicating as much. 

Light, 33, has been the Patriots' longtime blind-side protector for QB Tom Brady. He has started all but one game this season. According to, Light was dealing with an "apparent stomach bug" that other team personnel have also contracted, too.

Per The Portland (Maine) Press Herald, WR Deion Branch also has a stomach ailment and was late to Wednesday's interview session, but he said he expects to practice.