New England Patriots

  • For the first time in a long time, the Patriots’ Friday injury report didn’t rule out any players for their Sunday matchup. The team has five players listed as questionable, but look like they could be full-go after having perfect attendance at their final regular season practice of the year on Friday.

    Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (shoulder), tight end Jonnu Smith (concussion), cornerbacks Jonathan Jones (chest) and Jalen Mills (groin), and special teamer Brenden Schooler (hip) are the group that are questionable. The listing is an especially encouraging sign for Smith and Mills, who both missed last week’s game (Mills has missed multiple games with his injury.

  • The Patriots also removed four players from the injury report, meaning they’re expected to be active on Sunday. Highlighting that group is cornerback and kick returner Marcus Jones, who missed last week’s game with a concussion. Jones has been one of the Patriots’ most explosive players this year, and had a 48 yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Bills in the first meeting between the two teams in Foxborough earlier this year.

    Wide receiver DeVante Parker is also expected to return to play. Parker hasn’t been on the field since suffering a concussion against the Cardinals in Week 14. Defensive tackle Davon Godchaux and cornerback Myles Bryant were both removed from the injury report as well after being placed on the list on Thursday.

    On the other side, the Bills didn’t have any players listed with a game status on Friday’s injury report. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs did miss Friday’s session due to a ‘veteran rest’ day.

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