Broncos Vs. Patriots: Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer Practice For New England

The New England Patriots might have a big boost on the offensive line if they are able to have Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer play in Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos. Both players returned to practice for the first time in weeks, reports the Boston Herald's Ian Rapoport.

Mankins has been missing since the next-to-last game of the regular season with an MCL sprain while Vollmer's ankle injury has kept him out since the end of November. First-round pick and former Colorado Buffaloes tackle Nate Solder has filled in over the weeks but will likely be out of the lineup should Vollmer be ready to go.

But even if both linemen return, don't expect Tom Brady to stop attacking the Broncos through the air. That's what he's done all season and he won't stop now.

For more on this game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Patriots blog Pats Pulpit. Head over to SB Nation NFL for more coverage of the 2012 NFL Playoffs.

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