New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Patriots injury report saw just one change from Wednesday to Thursday. Special teamer Matthew Slater, who was limited on Wednesday with an illness, was removed from the report entirely for the second practice of the week.

Two players did not participate in practice for the second-straight day. Running back Rhamondre Stevenson (illness) and wide receiver Nelson Agholor (concussion) remain out. Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne remains away from the team as well while he is on COVID reserve.

Eight players were limited on Thursday for the Patriots. That group is made up of running backs Damien Harris (hamstring) and Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver N’Keal Harry (hip), center David Andrews (shoulder), defensive lineman Christian Barmore (shoulder), linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (ribs/ankle), safety Adrian Phillips (knee), and kicker Nick Folk (left knee).

For Buffalo, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (personal) and cornerback Cam Lewis (illness) both missed Thursday’s practice after attending Wednesday’s walkthrough. Running back Taiwan Jones (knee) was upgraded from ‘DNP’ to ‘limited,’ while wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and defensive end Jerry Hughes (neck) were upgraded from ‘limited’ to ‘full’ participants. Quarterback Josh Allen (foot) was a full participant for the second day in a row. Safety Micah Hyde (back) was limited for the second straight day.

You can see Thursday’s full injury report here.

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