Patriots emerge from bye week with eight players listed on injury report
The New England Patriots released their first injury report in almost two weeks on Wednesday, with their first injury update since the bye. It followed the team’s Wednesday practice – the second of the week – as they get ready to face the New York Giants on Sunday.
It looks like the team made the most of getting healthy during the bye week, with perfect practice attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday. Eight players are listed on Wednesday’s injury report (all limited), which is down from the 13 they had leading into their Week 10 game in Germany against the Indianapolis Colts.
The eight players listed on Wednesday’s injury report are wide receiver DeVante Parker (concussion), offensive tackle Trent Brown (ankle), defensive linemen Christian Barmore (knee) and Deatrich Wise (shoulder), cornerbacks Myles Bryant (chest) and Jonathan Jones (knee), and special teamer Matthew Slater (ankle). All eight were limited on Wednesday.
Notably not included is safety Jabrill Peppers. Peppers was spotted in the locker room on Tuesday with a large wrap on his hand, and told reporters he needed an x-ray. During a later locker room session he told reporters the x-rays showed no issues, and this report reflects that.
For the Giants, five players didn’t practice including a number of key starters. Running back Saquon Barkley (not injury related/rest), offensive tackle Evan Neal (ankle), and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (hamstring) all sat out on Wednesday. Five more players were limited, including tackle Andrew Thomas (knee) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (hip).