New England Patriots

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  • The first injury report of the 2022 NFL season has come with three Patriots listed as limited participants for Wednesday’s session ahead of the team’s Week 1 head-to-head with Dolphins.

    There’s no real surprise when it comes to that report, either, as all three ‘limited’ updates come on the offensive side of the ball, and with players known to be dealing with some ailments.

  • Aug 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New England Patriots offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (76) walks off the field against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    Aug 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New England Patriots offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (76) walks off the field against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports

  • On the offensive line, Isaiah Wynn was a limited participant due to the back injury that’s essentially delayed his entire 2022 campaign to date.

    The obvious good news is that Wynn, who was the subject of summertime trade rumors, did make the trip down to Miami, meaning that there’s a slight chance he does play in Sunday’s opener.

    The Patriots do have backup on the line, with the recent elevation of versatile lineman James Ferentz to the team’s 53-man roster.

  • Wide receiver/running back Ty Montgomery, meanwhile, was limited with a knee injury.

    Injured in New England’s preseason finale in Las Vegas, the Patriots expected Montgomery to play a significant role in their offense this season, especially in the wake of James White’s retirement.

    Aug 26, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Ty Montgomery (left) is called for a facemask penalty against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Sam Webb (48) in the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Aug 26, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Patriots wide receiver Ty Montgomery (left) is called for a facemask penalty against Raiders cornerback Sam Webb (48) in the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

    Montgomery, who spent the previous two seasons with New Orleans prior to joining the Patriots, had a solid preseason showing, with five carries for 17 yards and a touchdown, along with a five-yard grab.

  • Oct 31, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) carries the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half at SoFi Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Chargers 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 31, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) carries the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half at SoFi Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

     

  • In addition to Montgomery, wideout Jakobi Meyers was also limited with a knee injury.

    The Patriots’ most dependable target at wideout, Meyers is coming off a 2021 campaign that included career-highs in catches (86), yards (866), and touchdowns (two).

    The obvious hope is that Meyers is good to go for Sunday, as he’s been one of the Patriots’ better threats against Miami, with 17 catches (on 27 targets) for 225 yards in four career games against the Dolphins.

  • MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 07: Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball after the catch against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 07: Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball after the catch against the Houston Texans at Hard Rock Stadium on November 07, 2021. (Mark Brown/Getty Images)

  • The Dolphins, meanwhile, had a staggering 11 players listed on Wednesday’s injury report, with all 11 players listed as limited participants for Mike McDaniel’s squad.

    On offense, that list included standout wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (quad), running backs Chase Edmonds (groin), Myles Gaskin (neck), and Salvon Ahmed (heel), tackle Terron Armstead, tight end Tanner Conner, and fullback Alec Ingold (hamstring).

    On defense, linebackers Melvin Ingram and Andrew Van Ginkel, along with cornerback Nik Needham (quad) and safety Eric Rowe (pectoral) were limited.

    It’s worth noting that the absences for Armstead, Ingram, and Van Ginkel were not injury related, with all three getting ‘rest’ days according to the Dolphins.