New England Patriots

  • Both the Patriots and Packers continue to deal with dynamic injury situations involving key players heading into their matchups on Sunday. While Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (ankle) missed practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday, the Packers had multiple key players out.

    Among those missing for the Packers was a pair of All-Pro starters in tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), and cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin). Bakhtiari is still working his way back from a torn ACL, and played his first game of the season last week when he was on the field for 56 percent of the Packers’ snaps against the Buccaneers. Alexander was hurt early in last week’s game after playing every snap over the first two weeks.


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  • Tight end Marcedes Lewis (groin), who has started the Packers’ first three games, and tackle Caleb Jones (illness) were also non-participants for the Packers. Wide receiver Allen Lazard (ankle) and offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins (knee) were both limited, while running back A.J. Dillon (knee), wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring), and linebacker Jonathan Garvin (hip) were all upgraded to full participants after being limited on Wednesday.

    As for the Patriots, there was just one change from Wednesday’s injury report. Offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste (thumb) missed practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. Cajuste joined Jones and defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (shoulder) as non-participants. Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (knee), defensive lineman Davon Godchaux (back), cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring), and safeties Kyle Dugger (knee), Adrian Phillips (ribs), and Joshuah Bledsoe (groin) were all limited.

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