On Friday, the Patriots were missing four of their five starting offensive linemen for the third practice in a row. Trent Brown (calf) and Shaq Mason (abdomen) are both dealing with injuries, while Isaiah Wynn and Mike Onwenu remain on COVID-IR.
Brown and Mason have already been ruled out, according to Friday’s injury report. There’s been no update on Wynn or Onwenu, but it is rare for players to miss all three days of practice then play on Sunday.
Likely without their starters at both the tackle and guard spots, Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels, and the Patriots have some tough decisions to make about what Sunday’s offensive line will look like. Here are their options, broken up by position. Keep in mind, the Patriots can elevate up to two players from their practice squad, so all four current practice squad linemen are included here. Not only will the Patriots need to field a starting five along the offensive line, but have backups ready as well.