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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 13: A view of New England Patriots helmets before the game between the Patriots and the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The Patriots will be without at least one starter when they face the New York Jets on Sunday. Friday’s injury report listed linebacker Kyle Van Noy as ‘out’ for the game with a throat injury. Van Noy hadn’t practiced all week.

In addition to Van Noy, kicker Quinn Nordin won’t play due to an abdomen injury. Nordin was first added to the injury report on Thursday. The rookie was a healthy scratch last week with veteran Nick Folk being elevated from the practice squad, something that will likely happen again this week.

Following the release of the injury report, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Patriots have placed Nordin on IR, meaning he will miss at least three weeks. That leaves the Patriots with two open roster spots – they’d been at 52 players since placing Malcolm Perry on IR a week ago. Logically, those two spots could go to Folk and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, but N’Keal Harry eligible to return after Week 3, which could factor in to the decision making as well.

Four players are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, highlighted by tackle Trent Brown. Brown left last week’s game early with a calf injury, and wasn’t spotted at practice until Friday.

Tight end Jonnu Smith is also questionable due to a hip issue. Smith first appeared on the injury report on Thursday. Tackle Yodny Cajuste (hamstring) and linebacker Ronnie Perkins (shoulder) are questionable as well after being inactive in Week 1.

Receiver Nelson Agholor (ankle), and safeties Jalen Mills (ankle) and Kyle Dugger (wrist) were removed from the injury report after being listed as ‘full’ participants all week.

As for the Jets, they have four players listed as questionable. That includes two of their top three receivers in Keelan Cole (knee) and Jamison Crowder (groin). Offensive lineman Chuma Edoga (illness/non-COVID) and cornerback Isaiah Dunn (shoulder) are also questionable, while linebacker Jamien Sherwood (ankle) is doubtful.

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