The dangerous information? The 1-5 Patriots opened as 9.5-point underdogs going into Sunday’s residence showdown towards the Buffalo Payments.
The even worse information? An already shorthanded Patriots roster bit by the damage bug submitted a prolonged damage report on Wednesday night.
In complete, New England’s first damage report of the week listed 20 complete gamers — together with six who didn’t take part in observe at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday morning.
Right here’s the complete listing:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
OT Trent Brown, Chest
TE Hunter Henry, Ankle
CB Jonathan Jones, Knee
OL Riley Reiff, Knee
LB Josh Uche, Knee/Foot
DL Keion White, Concussion
C David Andrews, Ankle
DL Christian Barmore, Knee
DB Cody Davis, Knee
WR Demario Douglas, Concussion
S Kyle Dugger, Foot
DL Trey Flowers, Foot
DL Davon Godchaux, Ankle
DB Jack Jones, Hamstring
OL Mike Onwenu, Ankle
DB Jabrill Peppers, Knee
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Concussion
RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Ankle
G Cole Unusual, Knee
CB Shaun Wade, Shoulder
The Patriots have already misplaced a number of key contributors to damage this season, particularly on the defensive aspect of the ball in linebacker Matthew Judon (biceps) and cornerback Christian Gonzalez (shoulder).
New England’s loss to the Raiders on Sunday noticed extra priceless contributors exit early resulting from a number of illnesses, together with Henry, Jonathan Jones, White, Stevenson and Uche. Henry and Stevenson did return to Sunday’s recreation within the fourth quarter.
Together with these absences popping out of the Raiders recreation, Trent Brown didn’t observe on Wednesday resulting from a chest damage.
Brown has been one of many few dependable cogs on an in any other case porous offensive line this season, along with his absence this weekend towards a potent Buffalo cross rush possible resulting in loads of punishment for Mac Jones, Malik Cunningham, or whoever else New England throws on the market on offense.
Amid a wave of misfortune, the Patriots do have some gamers at vital areas of the roster who’re working their manner towards recreation motion.
Cornerback Jack Jones returned to observe on Tuesday after lacking the primary six video games of the season resulting from a hamstring damage. The Patriots should activate Jones throughout the subsequent 21 days or he’ll miss the rest of the season. Demario Douglas additionally returned to observe on Tuesday after lacking Sunday’s loss towards the Raiders resulting from a concussion.
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