Pats A Little Healthier?
Four Starting DBs Still 'Questionable' or Worse
It's hard to say that the New England Patriots are getting healthier, especially with the total loss of linebacker Junior Seau, safety Rodney Harrison still out, and the rest of the defensive secondary starters still listed as "questionable." But, overall, there are fewer players listed as "questionable," and outside of those d-backs, the others are less important.
Less important because this week's opponent, Detroit, is primarily a passing team, and the fewer big defensive injuries the better. Detroit's defense is pretty bad, and a few offensive injuries won't kill New England. So, tight end Daniel Graham, who has been listed for several weeks, and tackle Ryan O'Callaghan, are not overly significant concerns.
Detroit has no significant injuries.
New England Patriots (8-3)
SS Rodney Harrison out (Shoulder)
ILB Junior Seau out (Arm-Placed on IR)
TE Daniel Graham questionable (Ankle)
CB Ellis Hobbs questionable (Wrist)
LB Corey Mays questionable (Hamstring)
T Ryan O'Callaghan questionable (Neck)
CB Chad Scott questionable (Groin)
FS Eugene Wilson questionable (Hamstring)
QB Tom Brady probable (Shoulder)
DE Richard Seymour probable (Elbow)
WR Devale Ellis questionable (Shoulder)
DT Shaun Rogers questionable (Knee)
T Rex Tucker questionable (Knee)
WR Corey Bradford probable (Illness)
DT Tyoka Jackson probable (Foot)