If the Patriots have any shot of taking down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, they’re going to want all the assistance they will get for Bailey Zappe and an underwhelming New England offense.
However based mostly on their first damage report of the week, it looks as if New England’s high operating again nonetheless has a methods to go earlier than getting cleared for sport motion.
Rhamondre Stevenson was the lone participant on the Patriots’ energetic roster who didn’t take part in Wednesday’s apply, with the important thing playmaker nonetheless on the mend from an ankle damage suffered throughout New England’s 6-0 loss to the Chargers on Dec. 3.
Simply days after Stevenson went down together with his damage following a hip-drop sort out from Chargers linebacker Tuli Tuipulotu, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Stevenson was set to overlook “just a few weeks” with a excessive ankle sprain.
Right here’s a take a look at New England’s full damage report:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Rhamondre Stevenson — Ankle
DL Christian Barmore — Shoulder
WR Kayshon Boutte — Shoulder
OT Trent Brown — Ankle / Hand
WR Demario Douglas — Concussion
WR DeVante Parker — Knee
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster — Ankle
Whereas Stevenson stays on the shelf, New England did get some excellent news elsewhere on offense. After lacking the final two weeks as a result of a concussion, Demario Douglas returned to apply on Wednesday and was listed as a restricted participant.
Even with Douglas’ absences as of late, the rookie wideout continues to be sitting atop New England’s stat sheet with a team-leading 410 receiving yards.
One other sport with out Stevenson will hamper New England’s offense, however Ezekiel Elliott thrived in his first sport as a featured again with the Patriots final Thursday towards the Steelers. The 28-year-old veteran gained 68 yards off of twenty-two rushes on the bottom whereas including a team-high seven catches for 72 yards and a landing in Pittsburgh.
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