By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
New England rookies Kyle Dugger and Josh Uche were added to a Thursday injury report featuring eight Patriots in total.
An ankle injury led to Dugger’s limited status Thursday, while Uche, who is still looking to make his Patriots debut after a Week 1 inactive and injury last week, was limited with a foot injury.
Other Patriots limited in Thursday’s session were defensive lineman Adam Butler (shoulder), linebacker Brandon Copeland (knee), and wide receivers Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (ankle).
Center David Andrews and James White, meanwhile, did not participate for the second straight day. White’s absence is non-football related following the tragic death of his father last Sunday, while Andrews is dealing with a hand injury. The 28-year-old Andrews was spotted with his right hand in a cast, and his attempts to snap with his off-hand didn’t appear to take.
But the Patriots’ injury issues are nothing compared to a staggering 14-man injury report from the Las Vegas Raiders.
Beginning at the top of their roster, top-tier weapons Josh Jacobs (hip) and Darren Waller (knee) did not participate for the second straight practice day. The Raiders also remained without starting tackle Trent Brown (calf) and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), both of whom missed their Monday Night Football head-to-head with the Saints, and guard Denzelle Good (thumb/illness).
Las Vegas also placed lineman Richie Incognito on injured reserve with an achilles injury.
The Raiders’ limited participants included rookie wideouts Bryan Edwards (foot) and Henry Ruggs III (knee/hamstring), along with tackle Sam Young (groin).
But the good news for Jon Gruden’s squad came with full participation for six players. That group included safety Jonathan Abram, cornerback Damon Arnette, linebacker Cory Littleton, defensive end Carl Nassib, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, and guard John Simpson.
The Patriots and Raiders will have a 1 p.m. kickoff this Sunday.