New England Patriots

Phillip Dorsett of the New England Patriots looks on from the bench during the preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots will leave D.C. with a 33-7 win over the Redskins, but they did not escape without more injury concerns.

Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett had to leave the game in the first quarter at FedEx Field on Sunday with what the team called a hamstring injury. He was later ruled out. But according to NESN’s Doug Kyed, the early indication is that Dorsett is “OK”, meaning he probably avoided something significant.

With Dorsett out, the Patriots turned to rookie Jakobi Meyers as the No. 3 receiver. Meyers played 34 snaps and caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards. The Patriots surged in the second half thanks to the run game picking up steam and Julian Edelman making eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, so the Dorsett injury ultimately had little-to-no impact in an eventual 26-point win.

Despite Dorsett ostensibly dodging a major injury, more will be known about his status over the next several days. The Patriots have a short week with a Thursday night game coming up against the Giants, so Dorsett is an early candidate to sit.

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