New England Patriots

Oct 31, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

During Saturday’s loss to the Colts, the Patriots had a number of players leave the game due to injury. Wednesday’s injury report – the first of the new week heading into the Bills game – offered some clarity into the statuses of those players.

Among those players is wide receiver Nelson Agholor (concussion). Agholor was one of two players who missed practice on Wednesday, along with running back Rhamondre Stevenson (illness).

Nine players were limited on Wednesday. New additions to the report were wide receiver N’Keal Harry (hip) and special teamer Matthew Slater (illness). Linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley, who like Agholor and Harry left Saturday’s game early, had his classification changed from ‘ribs’ to ‘ribs/ankle.’

Running back Damien Harris (hamstring) was also limited on Wednesday, after being inactive on Saturday.  Those returning to the list from last week are running back Brandon Bolden (knee), center David Andrews (shoulder), defensive lineman Christian Barmore (shoulder), safety Adrian Phillips (knee), and kicker Nick Folk (left knee).

Tackle Trent Brown and defensive end Chase Winovich are not listed after appearing on the report last week. Defensive tackle Carl Davis, who also left last week’s game early, is not on the report either.

The Patriots also got a player back from COVID reserve in running back J.J. Taylor, who practiced for the first time since Nov. 26. Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne remains on COVID reserve and missed his first practice of the year on Wednesday, despite new protocols making it easier for players to return after a positive test.

For the Bills, four players were listed after a walk-thru practice on Wednesday. Running back Taiwan Jones (knee) did not participate, while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee), defensive end Jerry Hughes (neck), and safety Micah Hyde (back) were limited.

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