By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Patriots are getting healthier, and for the second week in a row did not have any players to rule out on the Friday injury report. However, 15 members of the team are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans
Among that group is wide receiver N’Keal Harry, who was added to Friday’s injury report with a shoulder injury. Harry missed the Patriots’ first two games of the month with a concussion, but returned against Baltimore and hadn’t shown up on the injury report since. The 22-year-old receiver was not targeted in his return.
Also questionable is cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year has missed three straight games with a knee injury. He spoke with the media Friday, which is usually a good indication a player will play on Sunday. Last week, he wasn’t ruled out until 90 minutes before kickoff.
15 Patriots are questionable for Sunday. Nobody has been ruled out. pic.twitter.com/jgSlDbX8hV— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) November 20, 2020
Running back Damien Harris remains on the injury report as well with ankle and chest injuries. The second-year Alabama product ran for a career-high 121 yards last week, and if healthy figures to be a big part of the Patriots’ game plan against the 32nd-ranked Texans run defense.
Ja’Whaun Bentley is also questionable, after missing two straight games with a groin injury he suffered against Buffalo. Second-year UDFA Terez Hall has filled in for him since, and has played well. Well enough, in fact, that the team is reportedly planning to sign him to the 53-man roster before Sunday’s game, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Hall has been a temporary practice squad elevation for the past two games.
As for the Texans, safety Michael Thomas has been ruled out with a shoulder injury. Receiver Kenny Stills (back) and left tackle Laremy Tunsil (illness) are both questionable.
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Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at Alexander.Barth@bbgi.com.