The Patriots’ injury report has continued to grow as this week has gone on. In total, the team has listed eight players as ‘questionable’ for Sunday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Friday’s addition to the injury report is starting cornerback J.C. Jackson, who is dealing with a knee issue. Jackson was limited at practice on Friday.
Joining him in the ‘questionable’ designation are tackles Trent Brown (calf) and Isaiah Wynn (knee), linebackers Josh Uche (back), Ja’Whaun Bentley (shoulder), and Kyle Van Noy (groin), safety Kyle Dugger (hamstring), and kicker Nick Folk (left knee). All seven of those players were also limited during Friday’s practice.
Two other named appeared on the injury report this week as well – James White (hip) was ruled out for the game. It has been reported he could miss the rest of the season. There ‘s also defensive lineman Henry Anderson (ankle), who was removed from the report on Friday.
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Down in Tampa, Rob Gronkowski (ribs) missed his third practice of the week on Friday. He’s officially listed as ‘doubtful,’ with head coach Bruce Arians telling reporters earlier on Friday his status is ‘a game-time decision.’
The Buccaneers could be down more than just their star tight end – they already confirmed through the injury report running back Giovani Bernard (knee) won’t play. Bernard had nine catches for 51 yards and a touchdown last week against the Rams. Cornerback Jamel Dean (knee) has also been ruled out.
Meanwhile, pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is listed as ‘questionable’ after being a limited participant at practice on Friday. Pierre-Paul had missed the first two practices of the week.
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