New England Patriots

Aug 29, 2019; Foxborough, MA: New England Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas makes a catch for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first half at Gillette Stadium. (Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff,

Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas appeared on the first official injury report of the 2019 season on Wednesday. But the veteran wideout appears to have a new injury, because he’s listed with a hamstring.

Thomas had been recovering from a ruptured Achilles suffered last December. He finally got into game action in the Patriots’ preseason finale against the Giants, making seven catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns. It’s unclear when or how he injured his hamstring.

On the Steelers’ side, safety Sean Davis missed practice with an ankle injury and his status for Sunday night’s season opener is in doubt. Here’s the full injury report for both teams on Wednesday:



TE Matt LaCosse (Ankle)
S Obi Melifonwu (Ankle)
Demaryius Thomas (Hamstring)


Did Not Participate:

S Sean Davis (Ankle)

LaCosse has been battling an ankle injury since the Patriots’ preseason opener against the Lions. He’s still projected as the No. 1 starting tight end for the Pats to begin the season. Second-year pro Ryan Izzo is also on the 53-man roster.

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