The Patriots are heading to Las Vegas with a number of holes of their lineup, in response to Friday’s harm report.
Seven gamers have already been dominated out by New England, whereas 10 extra are listed as questionable for Sunday’s recreation.
These not making the journey embody Riley Reiff (knee), who returned from IR simply final week, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Demario Douglas, each as a consequence of concussions. Cole Unusual, Tyrone Wheatley Jr., and Cody Davis are additionally unavailable. All three are coping with knee accidents.
Matthew Judon was additionally formally dominated out, a formality because the Patriots have but to position the pass-rusher on IR. He’s anticipated to be out of motion till December, if not later.
Of the ten gamers with questionable recreation standing, seven are on the defensive facet of the ball. Kyle Dugger was a latest addition to the harm report with a foot harm. Jonathan Jones’s ankle harm that held him out early within the season remains to be lingering. Defensive linemen Christian Barmore (knee), Trey Flowers (foot), and Davon Godchaux (ankle) are all nonetheless working by way of their accidents. Josh Uche (knee), and Shaun Wade (shoulder) are additionally unsure to play.
Offensively, Mike Onwenu (ankle), Trent Brown (chest), and Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) are the three gamers making the journey and hoping to swimsuit up on Sunday. Thornton is a very fascinating participant to look at, given his pace and deep menace nature, together with different accidents to receivers. If he can play, Thornton might make a right away impression on the sphere.
Throughout New England’s Friday morning press convention, Invoice Belichick touched on the method of getting gamers again on Sunday. He famous how vital Friday practices are for gauging every participant’s restoration.
“After going by way of Wednesday, Thursday observe — the place are they? Guys that haven’t practiced, are they good to go?,” Belichick mentioned. “They might be sort of sore, not a setback, however want somewhat extra time. So, I believe [Friday] is often a superb indication on these gamers on how the 2 heaviest observe days have affected them or not affected them.”
The Patriots are struggling to generate any momentum on the season, and many lacking items might make issues even worse.
New England takes on the Raiders at 4:05 p.m. Japanese Time on Sunday.
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