By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Patriots will head into their game with the Las Vegas Raiders without two of their six captains. On Friday’s injury report, the team ruled out both center David Andrews (thumb) and running back James White (personal) for this week’s game. Rookie Josh Uche (foot) will also be inactive on Sunday.
Andrews injured his thumb during last week’s loss to Seattle, and was listed as a non-participant at practice throughout this week. He was seen Thursday and Friday with a heavy wrap on his hand. Hjalte Froholdt is expected to start in his place.
White will miss his second game in a row following the death of his father last Sunday. He hasn’t been with the team since they returned from Seattle.
Uche is still yet to make his Patriots debut. The second-round pick had a strong showing in training camp, but that foot injury has now cost him the first three games of his rookie season.
The Patriots also listed five players as questionable. They are receivers Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (ankle), defensive tackle Adam Butler (shoulder), safety Kyle Dugger (ankle), and left tackle Isaiah Wynn (calf). Wynn is a bit of a surprise, as he hadn’t been listed on the injury report Thursday or Friday.
As for the Raiders, they have ruled out linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), tackle Trent Brown (calf) and wide receiver Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring).
Vegas has four players listed as questionable, including running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee). Those two practiced for the first time this week on Friday.
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