New England Patriots

  • It’s been tough sledding for the Patriots’ injury room of late.

    That’s been especially true on the offensive side of the ball, with the team expected to be down two quarterbacks (Brian Hoyer and Mac Jones) and a tight end (Jonnu Smith) in Week 5.

    But Saturday did come with some good news for the Patriots, as the team received word that wideout Jakobi Meyers should be good to go for Sunday’s showdown with the Lions.

  • On the shelf for the last two weeks, the expected return of the 25-year-old comes after a week of practice that saw Meyers listed as a limited participant, and with a ‘questionable’ designation on Friday’s report.

    Prior to his two-week absence, Meyers was once again looking like New England’s most dependable option through the air, with 13 grabs (on 19 targets) and 150 total receiving yards.

  • Meyers’ return would also be a welcomed sight for the Patriots should Mac Jones, currently listed as ‘doubtful’ for Sunday, miss his second straight game with an ankle injury and force the Patriots to turn to Bailey Zappe for what would be the first start of Zappe’s NFL career.

    Summoned into his first career game action last week after a concussion knocked Brian Hoyer of action, Zappe completed 10 of his 15 pass attempts for 99 yards and a touchdown.

  • The Patriots have already ruled defensive linemen Lawrence Guy (shoulder) and DaMarcus Mitchell (concussion) out of Sunday’s game, while safety Kyle Dugger (knee), linebacker Raekwon McMillan (thumb), cornerback Jalen Mils (hamstring), safety Adrian Phillips (ribs) and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (hip) are all listed as questionable.