New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

The Patriots head to Buffalo for a key game on Sunday with a number of injury concerns.

Per Friday’s injury report, the team has already ruled out three players this week – wide receivers Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry, and defensive tackle Carl Davis.

None of those three come as much of a surprise. Harry and Davis hadn’t practiced all week due to concussions. Edelman had a procedure done on his knee on Thursday, and is expected to miss “some time.”

11 players are also questionable to play against the Bills. Chief among them is cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who tweaked his knee in practice on Thursday. His status remains up in the air.

J.C. Jackson, the Patriots number two corner, is also questionable. He was limited on Friday for the first time this week, also with a knee injury.

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Tight end Dalton Keene was added to the report Friday as well. The rookie made his NFL debut last week, but is now dealing with a knee issue. He missed games earlier this season with a neck injury.

On the offensive line, both starting guards are questionable. Shaq Mason is dealing with a calf issue, while Joe Thuney is still recovering from a mild ankle sprain he suffered last week. Backup tackle Justin Herron is also listed with an ankle injury.

The remaining questionable players are LB Shilique Calhoun (knee), S Kyle Dugger (ankle), DT Lawrence Guy (ankle), RB Damien Harris (ankle), and DE John Simon (shoulder).

As for the Bills, they have ruled out starting cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring), as well as guard Cody Ford (knee). Seven players are listed as questionable, including starting safety Micah Hyde (concussion).

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