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Week 5 Patriots vs Cowboys Thursday Injury Report: Sean Lee Returns

The Patriots added a player to the list, while a key Cowboy makes his way back to the field.

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Thursday's injury report featured a new name for the New England Patriots, and it's one that Patriots fans probably shouldn't be surprised to see.


Limited: Cornerbacks Tarell Brown (foot), Bradley Fletcher (hamstring); defensive end Trey Flowers (shoulder/knee)

Brown's injury is known and worth monitoring, but Fletcher is new to the report. Fletcher was a veteran signing this offseason to help compete with Brown and returning cornerback Logan Ryan for the starting spot across from Malcolm Butler. Fletcher has been at the bottom of the depth chart after being picked on over the first two weeks of the season. With Brown sidelined, Fletcher had a chance to re-enter the line-up, but a burnable corner with a bad hamstring is not a strong combination.

Per the Herald's Jeff Howe, Flowers' injury is carried over from the Packers preseason game, but is "not a big concern." The team is just holding him out until he's 100% ready.

Full: Center Ryan Wendell (illness)

Wendell was reported to have played with the first team offensive line in place of rookie David Andrews. This could just be a case of Wendell getting some time with teammates he hasn't played alongside in a while, but it could also indicate that Wendell is going to plug right back into the starting line-up. We'll know on Sunday.


Did Not Practice: Wide receivers Dez Bryant (foot), Brice Butler )hamstring), tight end James Hanna (ankle), defensive end Randy Gregory (ankle)

None of these players are expected to see the field on Sunday.

Limited: Linebacker Sean Lee (concussion)

The Dallas linebacker returned to the field, which is a major indicator for his availability on Sunday. He will provide a tremendous boost to the Cowboys defense and should not be taken lightly.

Full: Linebacker Andrew Gachkar (foot), defensive end Ryan Russell (groin)

Russell is a depth player, but Gachkar is a quality linebacker that will plenty of time on the field.