FOXBORO — The Patriots may very well be down two potential starters of their season opener towards the Eagles on Sunday.
Cornerback Jack Jones was absent from follow Thursday and Friday after struggling a hamstring damage in Wednesday’s session. Wide receiver DeVante Parker has been restricted in follow all week with a knee damage.
Head coach Bill Belichick initially mentioned the Patriots anticipated Jones, who had gun prices dropped this week, to be accessible Week 1 because the NFL continues to evaluate the cornerback’s June arrest. That was earlier than the damage, nevertheless.
“It might, yeah,” Belichick mentioned Friday when requested if his expectation about Jones’ standing would change. “We’ll see. He’s having some follow-up tests. We’ll see how it goes.”
Parker was extraordinarily restricted in Wednesday’s follow. The Patriots have lower off media availability after stretching Thursday and Friday, so it’s been harder to gauge his participation as Sunday’s recreation nears.
“We’ll see, he’s definitely getting better,” Belichick mentioned about his standing for Week 1. “He’s been better every day. We’ll see how that goes.”
If Jones misses Sunday’s recreation, then Christian Gonzalez and Jonathan Jones would probably be the group’s beginning cornerbacks with Myles Bryant and Marcus Jones as the highest reserves. If Parker can’t play, then extensive receiver Kendrick Bourne, tight finish Mike Gesicki and rookie slot receiver Demario Douglas would probably see extra taking part in time.