New England Patriots

  • The Patriots will be missing more than just Mac Jones on offense in Green Bay, as the team has officially downgraded wide receiver Jakobi Meyers to out for Sunday’s head-to-head with the Packers.

  • The downgrade comes after Meyers, who is dealing with a knee injury, was a limited participant in practice throughout the week ahead of a ‘questionable’ designation Friday.

    This will make it two straight absences for the 6-foot-2 wideout, who was once again looking like New England’s most dependable option through the first two weeks of the season prior to the injury, with 13 grabs (on 19 targets) and 150 total receiving yards.

    Meyers joins an ‘out’ list featuring Jones (ankle), offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste (thumb), and defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (shoulder).

    The Patriots will also head into Lambeau with six players still listed as questionable. All are on the defensive side of the ball, as the list features safeties Joshuah Bledsoe (groin), Kyle Dugger (knee), and Adrian Phillips, along with defensive lineman Davon Godchaux (back), linebacker Raekwon McMillan (thumb), and cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring).

  • MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 11: Jakobi Meyers #16 of the New England Patriots rushes the football in the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 11: Jakobi Meyers #16 of the New England Patriots rushes the football in the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Eric Espada/Getty Images)

  • Saturday also came with a roster move for the Patriots, as the team placed the injured Cajuste on the injured reserve and elevated offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to the active roster, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

    As noted, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound Cajuste, is dealing with a thumb injury. The backup tackle has been on the field for 10 offensive snaps and nine special teams snaps in 2022, but is certainly noteworthy in the sense that he was the only backup tackle on the Patriots’ active roster.

  • FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Marcus Cannon #61 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 08: Marcus Cannon #61 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    The promotion for the 34-year-old Cannon comes almost a month after his signing to the Patriots’ practice squad, and after a 2021 season spent with the Houston Texans.

    Cannon, who was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots during his nine-season run with the club, appeared in four games with the Texans last season before suffering a season-ending back injury.