New England Patriots

The first official Patriots injury report is out, as New England gets ready to kick off the 2018 regular season against the Houston Texans. The most notable aspect of the report is a player whose name didn’t show up at all: running back Rex Burkhead (knee) was off the list, indicating that he’s a full go for Sunday.

Burkhead has reportedly been recovering from a slight tear in his knee, but apparently will be able to play through it. Left tackle Trent Brown, who was absent for two straight practices earlier this week, was also off the list after he reportedly had an excused absence.

One notable addition to the injury report is rookie linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley, who’s dealing with an illness. But the good news is the Patriots did have full attendance at practice, despite some players being limited. Check out the full injury report below:

Full Participants:

OT Marcus Cannon (Calf)
S Nate Ebner (Knee)

Limited Participants:

LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (Illness)
CB Duke Dawson (Hamstring)
TE Jacob Hollister (Hamstring)
RB Sony Michel (Knee)

Next injury report comes out on Thursday afternoon.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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