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  • 10 Aug
    NEW ORLEANS (AP)The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers
    each are getting starting offensive linemen back for their early round playoff
    matchup. Saints left tackle Terron Armstead and Carolina guard Trai Turner each
    had been listed as questionable for Sunday’s NFC wild-card game after both were
    unable to play in their teams’ regular-season finales a week earlier. Armstead
    was limited in practice this past week as he worked his way back from a thigh
    injury that sidelined him last week at Tampa Bay. Turner is returning from a
    concussion that forced him out of three games. Panthers offensive tackle Matt
    Kalil also is available to play after being listed as questionable with an
    illness Friday. Panthers leading receiver Devin
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    questionable with a sore shoulder. Also returning for New Orleans is rookie
    defensive end Trey Hendrickson, who has missed three games with an ankle injury.
    Nearly all of the players deactivated were healthy scratches. Among the
    Panthers’ inactives are: center Greg Van Roten, defensive end Zach Moor,
    offensive tackles Blaine Clausell and Amini Silatolu, cornerback Kevon Seymour,
    defensive end Charles Johnson and third-string quarterback Garrett Gilbert.
    Inactive for the Saints are: defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE Kasim Edebali,
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    , center Cameron Tom, receiver Austin Carr, running back
    Jonathan Williams and tight end John Phillips. — KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs
    safety Eric Berry and running back Spencer Ware returned to practice Wednesday,
    raising the possibility that both will be available for their AFC championship
    showdown with New England.Berry missed most of the season with a heel injury
    that developed in training camp, then played parts of two games against the
    Chargers and Seahawks. The heel began to bother him again the next week, and he
    did not practice last week or play in the divisional round against
    Indianapolis.Ware hurt his hamstring in a Week 14 win over the Ravens.Chiefs
    coach Andy Reid also said that right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who was
    activated off injured reserve on Tuesday, would work into the mix with the
    starters. Whether he starts in Sunday’s game against the Patriots will not be
    decided until later in the week.“We’re getting our work done starting
    today ,”
    Reid said, “and we’ll put it in right through Saturday.”The Chiefs have treated
    Berry with caution all year after the three-time All-Pro tore his Achilles
    tendon in last season’s opener. He remains one of their best playmakers when
    he’s on the field, and he’s continued to provide a vocal and emotional lift
    while he’s been out.He broke down the pregame huddle before last Saturday’s
    31-13 victory over the Colts.One sign that Berry might be available came when
    Duvernay-Tardif came off IR. The Chiefs had to cut someone from the 53-man
    roster to make space and chose veteran safety Ron Parker.“We’ve had great
    communication with him, so we’re going to keep that and just see how he feels as
    we go,” Reid said. “Right now he feels pretty good and we’ll see how he feels at
    practice, and during practice. We talk to him all the time. Same with Larry and
    all the guys.”The only player who didn’t practice Wednesday was linebacker
    Dorian O’Daniel, who remains out with a calf injury. O’Daniel plays on four
    different special teams units.In other news, the Chiefs began to lay new sod
    inside Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday after much of the field was torn up in the
    divisional round. Heavy snow that began last Friday and stopped just before
    kickoff left parts of the field mushy, particularly between the hash marks and
    along the sidelines.Those areas and the south end zone were getting fresh
    sod.Patriots coach Bill
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    acknowledged this week that the playing surface can be important. He also said
    that the Patriots generally try to replicate it during practice, but that’s
    sometimes difficult to accomplish.“I’d say during the year we’ve practiced in
    most every condition we could get,” he said, “and it would be pretty unusual for
    something to come up that we haven’t at least approximated in the practice
    setting so that we can refer back to, ‘Well, when it’s like this or when this
    happens, we need to make this adjustment,’ because we’ve already talked about it
    and made
    it.“So Phil
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    , it would have to be something pretty extraordinary to fall
    outside of that, out of those experiences that we’ve had over the course of the
    year. But if it did, we would just broaden our net.”Another factor to consider
    is the weather: The forecast calls for more rain and snow on Saturday, followed
    by an arctic blast Sunday that could yield game-time temperatures in the single
    digits.“It don’t matter to me on game day,” Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston
    said. “I just hate TV timeouts and standing there. Besides that, it doesn’t
    matter what the temperature is when we’re playing.”