The Patriots known as for reinforcements forward of Sunday evening’s sport in opposition to the Dolphins.
The Patriots elevated linebacker Calvin Munson and broad receiver Jalen Reagor from the follow squad forward of Week 2. The incontrovertible fact that they didn’t elevate any offensive linemen seems to point that they’re assured that no less than two of their 4 injured offensive linemen will play Sunday.
Munson was additionally elevated final week and contributed on particular groups. Reagor, a 2020 first-round decide, is ready to make his Patriots debut. He has 72 profession receptions for 799 yards with 4 touchdowns in his three-year profession. He’s additionally contributed 18 carries for 83 yards and 61 kick returns for 488 yards with a landing.
Six Patriots gamers, together with 5 starters, have been listed as questionable on Friday’s damage report: beginning left sort out Trent Brown (concussion), left guard Cole Strange (knee), proper guard Mike Onwenu (ankle), cornerback Jonathan Jones (ankle) and broad receiver DeVante Parker (knee), plus rookie backup offensive lineman Sidy Sow (concussion).
Strange, Onwenu and Parker all have been inactive in Week 1’s loss to the Eagles. Brown and Sow didn’t follow this week whereas in concussion protocol. Jones, who’s been key in slowing down Dolphins broad receiver Tyreek Hill via the years, was added to the damage report Thursday and didn’t follow Friday.
The Patriots solely have six offensive linemen on their 53-man roster with no damage designations: Center David Andrews, offensive tackles Calvin Anderson, Vederian Lowe and Tyrone Wheatley Jr., rookie guard Atonio Mafi and rookie heart/guard Jake Andrews. Teams are allowed an extra gameday roster spot if eight offensive linemen are energetic. The incontrovertible fact that the Patriots didn’t elevate any offensive linemen is an efficient signal that they consider that no less than two of their 4 questionable offensive linemen will play on Sunday.
It’s extraordinarily unlikely that the Patriots would go right into a sport with simply six energetic offensive linemen. So on the minimal, these roster strikes point out that no less than one in all Brown, Sow, Strange or Onwenu will play in opposition to the Dolphins.
Reagor’s elevation may very well be an indication that Parker isn’t but able to play.