New England Patriots

  • Just two days ago, Patriots center David Andrews needed help getting off the field and into the locker room after suffering a thigh injury against the Jets. A record that night indicated the 30-year-old team captain would be out for the year.

    Since then though, further reports have suggested Andrews could return this season, as early as Thursday night’s Thanksgiving matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Tuesday saw an encouraging sign towards things trending in that direction, as Andrews took part in the Patriots’ only full practice of the week.


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  • Andrews was listed as limited on Tuesday’s injury report, after being listed as a non-participant on Monday’s estimanted injury report. Media access at practice was limited to just a stretching period, but Andrews looked to be going through warmups with other offensive linemen with minimal if any limited movement.

    While Andrews’ status remains up in the air, things are trending towards the Patriots missing at least one starter on the offensive line. Right tackle Isaiah Wynn (foot) was not at practice on Tuesday after being listed as limited on Monday. Wynn also left Sunday’s win over the Jets early. Perhaps anticipating being shorthanded up front, the Patriots signed tackle Conor McDermott earlier on Tuesday.

  • Four Patriots remain limited after being listed as such on Monday. They are wide receiver DeVante Parker (knee), linebackers Josh Uche (hamstring) and Anfernee Jennings (back), and cornerback Marcus Jones (ankle).

    Minnesota’s injury report remained unchanged from Monday. Offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw (concussion) – who has already been ruled out – and rookie cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (knee) were non-participants on Monday. Starting defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson (calf) and edge rusher Za’Darius Smith (knee) were both limited. Star wide receiver Justin Jefferson (toe) was a full participant but is still dealing with a turf toe injury.

    The next update on all of these players will come on Wednesday, with game statuses for Thursday night.

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