The New England Patriots officially listed the status of injured players for Sunday’s game. Seven Patriots players are officially listed as being out, while nine others are considered questionable to play.
The complete Patriots report for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders:
DB Cody Davis (knee)
WR Demario Douglas (concussion)
LB Matthew Judon (elbow)
OL Riley Reiff (knee)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion)
OG Cole Strange (knee)
OL Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. (knee)
DL Christian Barmore (knee)
OT Trent Brown (chest)
DB Kyle Dugger (foot)
DE Trey Flowers (chest)
DL Davon Godchaux (ankle)
CB Jonathan Jones (ankle)
OL Mike Onwenu (ankle)
WR Tyquan Thornton (shoulder)
LB Josh Uche (knee)
CB Shaun Wade (shoulder)
The absences of Judon, Douglas, and Smith-Schuster come as no surprise. None of them practiced this past week. Judon is expected to miss a considerable amount of time following surgery, while the two wide receivers remain in concussion protocol.
The injuries on the offensive line remain an area of concern. Strange will miss his second game in a row, while Reiff is out just one week after his season debut. Wheatley is a new addition to the injury list, but has been inactive. If Brown and Onwenu are both out as well, an already struggling unit will be in rough shape on Sunday.
One encouraging note on today’s report is both Flowers and Thornton could have an opportunity to play for the first time this season. Trey Flowers last game as a member of the New England Patriots was helping them win Super Bowl 53. Meanwhile, Tyquan Thorton could be the added speed and receiving threat New England has been lacking, especially with the absences of two receivers this week.
The New England Patriots play on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at 4:05 PM EST.