FOXBORO — The Patriots’ offensive line harm woes usually are not going away.
Patriots beginning left sort out Trent Brown missed apply Wednesday with a concussion, in line with the staff’s harm report. Rookie Sidy Sow, who began Sunday’s season opener at proper guard, additionally didn’t apply because of a concussion.
Here’s the total checklist of Patriots accidents:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
OT Trent Brown – Concussion
OL Sidy Sow – Concussion
C David Andrews – Hamstring
WR Kayshon Boutte – Hamstring
OL Mike Onwenu – Ankle
WR DeVante Parker – Knee
G Cole Strange – Knee
The Patriots went into the summer time with Brown, Strange, Andrews, Onwenu and Riley Reiff as their projected beginning offensive line. None of these 5 gamers are wholesome, and Reiff is on injured reserve for not less than three extra video games.
There’s a risk that quarterback Mac Jones may very well be enjoying Sunday towards the Dolphins behind an offensive line made up fully of backups.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stated Wednesday that the staff is taking issues day-to-day with Strange and Onwenu, who’ve been working towards for weeks however weren’t cleared to play Sunday towards the Eagles.
Andrews spoke to the media on Wednesday, nevertheless it’s doable that he suffered his hamstring harm throughout apply.
Brown and Sow completed Sunday’s sport. It’s unclear after they suffered concussions.
In Week 1, Brown began at left sort out, rookie Atonio Mafi was at left guard, Andrews was at middle, Sow was at proper guard and Calvin Anderson performed proper sort out. The Patriots have Jake Andrews, Vederian Lowe and Tyrone Wheatley Jr. as depth choices. James Ferentz, Kody Russey and Andrew Stueber are on the apply squad.
The Patriots stored 11 offensive linemen on their preliminary 53-man roster to carry extra depth on the unit. Reiff has since been positioned on injured reserve, and 5 of the remaining 10 gamers are actually harm. The Patriots swung sensible trades for Lowe and Wheatley earlier than roster cuts. Now each gamers may very well be counted on in Week 2.
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who didn’t end Sunday’s sport, will not be on the harm report, that means he was a full participant in apply.