As the New England Patriots prepared to fly to Frankfurt for yesterday, there were three players ruled out for Sunday’s game. OT Trent Brown, CB J.C. Jackson and WR DeVante Parker are all out. Jackson’s absence is due to issues detailed here on Wednesday. DeVante Parker is still in concussion protocol. Although he made some progress this past week, it was not enough to be activated for the game against the Colts. With a bye week coming, using caution makes sense with a head injury anyway.
Trent Brown’s situation is a little more interesting. Last week he was ruled out vs. Washington with ankle and knee injuries. This week he was not a participant in practice. The official report stated the reason as “Not Injury Related (Personal) / Ankle.” The Patriots obviously would like to get their starting left tackle healed up from his injury ASAP. Conor McDermott is likely to start in his place for the second consecutive week. And here’s hoping whatever personal issues are keeping him away are cleared up as well. Obviously, would not want to speculate there.
Of note for the New England Patriots last night was the result of Thursday Night Football. The Chicago Bears beat the Carolina Panthers 16-13. The Bears win moved them to 3-7 on the season, which moves them ahead of the Patriots in the overall standings. This means New England’s 2024 NFL Draft position, as of today, just improved from fifth to fourth.
Also, in today’s Patriots Daily: Top tackles in the 2024 NFL Draft; Odell Beckham, Jr. talks about Browns drama, New York Giants DC has his feelings hurt, and more.
New England Patriots
Patriots Football Now – Twelve Teams with Starting QB Questions for 2024
Patriots Football Now – Coaches’ Quote Room: “All of us have to do a better job”
PFN+ – 2024 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking the Top Offensive Tackles. Olu Fashanu and Joe Alt lead a strong class
Patriots Football Now – Rough week for J.C. Jackson
AFC East News
Bills Wire – Buffalo Bills OC Ken Dorsey: “Got a lot of faith in who we are”
A to Z Sports – Miami Dolphins biggest disappointment at Mid-Season
Jets X-Factor – How the New York Jets embarrassed themselves on Monday Night Football
Yardbarker– Ravens WR Odell Beckham, Jr. addresses Browns drama
CBS Sports – Chicago Bears defense fuels TNF win over the Panthers
ESPN – New York Giants DC Wink Martingale has feelings hurt by DB’s comments
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Fun Fact of the Day
With the New England Patriots (for now) moving up to the fourth pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, a look at the previous times the franchise has selected there:
1970 – Phil Olsen (DT) Utah State
1972 – John Hannah (OG) Alabama
1994 – Willie McGinest (DE) USC
Tweet of the Day
Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from Joe Giza, who sums up why some of us don’t have the same issues that a couple of New England Patriots cornerbacks ran into last weekend…
One good thing about having no social life is you never miss curfew https://t.co/rd4oC24igh
— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) November 8, 2023