Updated: October 12, 2014, 7:18 AM ET


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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury, will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Brady injured his ankle during Friday’s practice, when he rolled it on the foot of one of New England’s interior offensive linemen, a source told Schefter.

Brady was limited for the rest of Friday’s practice but the ankle injury is not expected to impact him Sunday.

“It’s really not an issue,” one source said.

New England listed Brady as questionable simply due to his limited involvement in Friday’s practice.

Elsewhere on the injury front, the Patriots will be without Brady’s man in the middle, rookie center Bryan Stork. Stork suffered a concussion on Thursday and did not participate in Friday’s practice. Stork was listed as questionable Friday before being downgraded Saturday. The Patriots will have to shift around an offensive line that appeared to have finally found some continuity.

Cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle) did not participate in practice for the second straight day Friday and was downgraded to out on Saturday, as was defensive lineman Dominique Easley (shoulder/knee).

Players listed as questionable include linebackers Jamie Collins (thigh) and Dont’a Hightower (knee), and wide receiver and core special teamer Matthew Slater (shoulder).

Defensive end Chandler Jones (shoulder) and safety Devin McCourty (rib) have been limited in practice all week and are probable for Sunday’s game.

Core special teamer Nate Ebner (finger) and rookie offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger) already have been ruled out of the game.

Information from ESPNBoston.com contributor Lee Schechter was used in this report.

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