According to the team’s official web site, Matt Bryant, who is probable with a hamstring injury, did not kick Thursdasy, but that was by design. Bryant followed his normal weekly pattern by resting on Thursday after kicking heavily on Wednesday.
“We gave him today off,” said head coach Jon Gruden. “We expect him to be able to kick but we’ll reserve judgment until game day. He’ll go out early again and kick some balls, and if he’s ready to go, he’ll go.”
The weather conditions at Gillette Stadium will not have any bearing on whether Bryant or Todd France is the kicker against the Patriots.
“No, it’s just how his [pregame] workout goes,” said Gruden. “He’ll have plenty of kicks. I think he kicked 394 balls before he gave us the final verdict last Sunday. He’ll let us know. He’ll kick the ball, he’ll get a feel for the footing and all that good stuff, but we expect him to kick. He kicked well this week.”
Needless to say, I’ll have Bryant’s official status in the hour leading up to Saturday’s kickoff