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Week 2 Injury Report: Miami at New England



New England Patriots left tackle Trent Brown

The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins released injury reports for their Week 2 Sunday Night Football matchup. In positive news, no players are  listed as out for either team. A lot of important question marks remain for both squads however. For New England, offensive line remains an area of concern.

New England Patriots Injury Report for Week 2:

OT Trent Brown (concussion)
CB Jonathan Jones (ankle)
OL Mike Onwenu (ankle)
WR DeVante Parker (knee)
OL Sidy Sow (concussion)
OG Cole Strange (knee)

A positive from the report is both center David Andrews and wide receiver Kayshon Boutte are not listed. Both were listed on the injury report during the week, but were full participants in yesterday’s Patriots practice.

Despite the return of Andrews, the health of the offensive line remains a concern. Both Brown and Sow were once again not seen on Friday. Neither has practiced this week, with both in concussion protocol. They each played every offensive snap in Week 1.

Strange and Onwenu were expected to be the Patriots starting offensive guards this season. Both missed Week 1 against the Eagles, and both had limited participation in practice throughout the week. It would be a big boost to the Patriots if one or both can play against the Dolphins.

Parker also missed the season opener. He was replaced by Boutte, making his NFL debut, who struggled in a few key moments.

Jonathan Jones’ health is trending in the wrong direction. He was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report. He was limited in practice on Thursday. On Friday, Jones was missing. He was expected to be the primary defender against Tyreek Hill on Sunday. If Jones is out, New England will rely on Marcus Jones, Myles Bryant, and others to fill bigger roles.

On the opposing sideline…

Miami Dolphins Injury Report for Week 2:

OT Terron Armstead (back)
DB Elijah Campbell (knee)
TE Julian Hill (ankle)
LB Jaelan Phillips (back)

Armstead is the starting left tackle for Miami if available. He missed the Dolphins Week 1 win over the Chargers. The Pro Bowler practiced all week though, giving Miami optimism that he will be good to go on Sunday.

Phillips was injured in practice on Friday. Unclear how severe his injury is but significant enough to land him on the injury report. The third-year edge had 15.5 sacks in his first two NFL seasons and picked up another half sack in Week 1. His absence would be a blow to the Dolphins defense.

Campbell and Hill are depth players who were out last week.