New England Patriots

  • As the Patriots get ready to head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in a crucial game for their playoff hopes, they’re dealing with significant injuries to multiple key offensive starters. That’s not great news for a team that currently ranks 20th in the NFL in scoring.

    The latest potential blow to the Patriots’ offense involves wide receiver Jakobi Meyers. Meyers, who took a big hit late in last Thursday’s loss to the Bills, did not practice on Thursday and is listed with a concussion.

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  • Despite missing two games earlier in the season with a knee injury, Meyers has been the most productive player in the passing game for the Patriots this season. His 50 catches rank second on the team six behind Rhamondre Stevenson, and leads the team with 593 yards and three touchdowns.

    Another potential blow to the passing game – and the offense as a whole – comes up front. The Patriots were without both of their starting tackles on Thursday in Trent Brown (illness) and Isaiah Wynn (foot). Backup Yodny Cajuste (calf/back) was also limited, leading Conor McDermott as the only healthy tackle on the Patriots’ roster.

    The Patriots were without two other players at practice on Thursday as well. Running back Damien Harris (thigh) and cornerback Jalen Mills (groin) both didn’t practice. Neither player played against the Bills.

  • The Cardinals were also missing key players at practice on Thursday. Star receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness) was a non-participant, along with Arizona’s other starting receiver Rondale Moore (groin) and starting cornerback Byron Murphy (back).

    With the two teams playing Monday night, the usual injury report process is pushed back a day. There will be another injury report on Friday, with game statuses coming on Saturday.

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