By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The New England Patriots had a new name pop up on their injury report on Wednesday, as linebacker Jamie Collins was listed as a limited participant thanks to an apparent shoulder ailment.
The 30-year-old’s addition to the report comes after Collins was not listed on Tuesday’s report, and after Collins made five tackles in New England’s 34-13 victory over the Bengals this past Sunday.
And though he’s quieted down some in recent weeks, Collins has certainly been one of the defense’s more impactful players in 2019, with 71 tackles, six sacks, and three interceptions in 14 games for a Patriot defense surrendering a league-low 268 yards per game.
In addition to Collins, Ja’Whaun Bentley (knee), Jason McCourty (groin), Danny Shelton (shoulder), and Julian Edelman (knee/shoulder) were all listed as limited participants.
But it was another did not participate for cornerback Jonathan Jones due to a groin injury. Given that the Patriots have a Saturday game this week instead of Sunday, making Wednesday more like a Thursday (this isn’t confusing at all, I swear), that doesn’t necessarily bode well for Jones suiting up for what could be a division-clinching contest for the Patriots.
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