Patriots downgrade wide receiver and tackle on Thursday injury report
The New England Patriots could be thin at wide receiver when they host the Los Angeles Chargers. Two players at the position missed practice on Thursday, up one from the previous day.
Both rookies Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder/illness) were listed as non-participants on Thursday. For Boutte, this was a downgrade in status after he was limited on Wednesday. Douglas missed his second day in a row, and could be trending towards being inactive this week.
In addition to Douglas and Boutte, offensive lineman Riley Reiff (knee) also didn’t practice on Thursday. Reiff was limited on Wednesday.
The only other change to the report was the return of running back Ty Montgomery (illness). Montgomery was a full participant after missing Wednesday’s session.
Eight other players were limited for the second day in a row. That group includes running back Ezekiel Elliott (thigh), offensive linemen David Andrews (foot) and Trent Brown (ankle/chest), and linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (hamstring).
There were two changes on the Chargers’ side of the injury report. Defensive back Ja’Sir Taylor (illness) missed practice, and linebacker Khalil Mack (not injury related/rest) returned to the field.