New England Patriots

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

  • Jakobi Meyers has been listed on the Patriots injury report all season with a knee injury. Meyers played through that injury through the first two weeks, and was the go-to receiver in both games with a team-high 19 targets. However, the injury appeared to finally catch up with him last week as he missed the team’s home opener against the Ravens, making it the first time in four years in the NFL he missed a game due to injury.

    Meyers’ presence was missed, especially on third downs. He was the team’s primary chain-mover in the passing game, picking up a team-high six first downs over those first two games. Without him on Sunday, the Patriots went 2-of-9 on third down in the loss to Baltimore.

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  • Getting Meyers back in the lineup would be a major boost for a Patriots offense that likely will have to operate without starting quarterback Mac Jones for the foreseeable future. Wednesday saw an encouraging sign as Meyers was listed as limited at practice on the injury report after being a non-participant last week.

    After practice, Meyers spoke to reporters in the locker room. The 26-year-old wide receiver sounded optimistic about his status, saying “I’m feeling better – a lot. I’m putting my best foot forward every day.”

  • PFF’s Doug Kyed later tweeted he asked Meyers if he plans to play on Sunday, with Meyers responding “that’s the plan.” Kyed noted that “[the] decision is ultimately up to the coaching and training staff, but Meyers is optimistic.”

    “I’m out there moving around, running routes. Just making sure I can put some good tape in the coaches’ eyes to get the green light (for Sunday),” Meyers added, via NESN’s Zack Cox.

    Through two games, Meyers has caught 13 of his team-high 19 targets for 150 yards. Even though he’s missed one of three games, he still leads the team in targets and receptions.

  • Jakobi Meyers’ 2022 Game Log

    Rec. Snaps
    Date G# Week Opp Result GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Total Pct
    2022-09-11 1 1 @ MIA L 7-20 * 6 4 55 13.75 0 50 88%
    2022-09-18 2 2 @ PIT W 17-14 * 13 9 95 10.56 0 56 82%
    2022-09-25 3 3 BAL L 26-37 DNP
    Total 19 13 150 11.54 0 106 55.5%
    Provided by View Original Table
    Generated 9/28/2022.
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