Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett officially ruled out against Giants

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By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett did not practice during the week in preparation for Thursday Night Football against the New York Giants. Now, the Pats have officially ruled Dorsett out.

Meanwhile, six other players are listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity this week. There's confusion regarding running back Rex Burkhead, who is listed as a full participant on Wednesday on Patriots.com but was later listed as limited in an email from the team. But either way, Burkhead is questionable for the game with a foot injury. He missed Week 5 against the Redskins.

Here's the full list of players on this week's injury report for the Patriots against the Giants.

OUT:

WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE:

RB Rex Burkhead (foot)
S Patrick Chung (heel)
S Nate Ebner (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (chest)
WR Josh Gordon (knee)
LB Shilique Calhoun (ankle)

Notes:

-- The Patriots added Calhoun to the injury report on Tuesday after he did not appear on Monday's projected report. The other five questionable players were all on the Friday injury report for Week 5.

-- Safety Jordan Richards' continued presence on the roster does not bode well for Chung, who missed Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington.

-- Ebner has missed two out of the last three games. He sat against the Jets in Week 3 after being a game-time decision as a late addition to the injury report before returning in Week 4 at Buffalo. He missed last Sunday's game.

-- With the Giants missing most of their top offensive weapons on Thursday, the Patriots may not need any of their injured players to stick it out on a short week in order to get a win. The short preparation time and threat of worse execution could be all that stands between the Patriots and another win.

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