In three days, the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills will face off on Monday Night Football. Today, the two AFC East rivals released their latest injury reports. While New England's is the same as yesterday, Buffalo added two key players. Let's take a look.
Via patriots.com, the Patriots' report looks as follows:
CB Justin Coleman (Hand): DNP
LB Jamie Collins (Illness): DNP
WR Julian Edelman (Foot): DNP
DT Alan Branch (Elbow): LP
OT Marcus Cannon (Toe): LP
OG Tre' Jackson (Knee): LP
DE Chandler Jones (Abdomen): LP
WR Keshawn Martin (Hamstring): LP
OG Shaq Mason (Knee): LP
DE Jabaal Sheard (Ankle): LP
OT Sebastian Vollmer (Concussion): LP
While Edelman won't play on Monday, the chances that Coleman and Collins will be active for the game get slimmer by the moment. Therefore, it seems like a safe bet to say that New England will have to face the Bills without their number three cornerback and their starting linebacker.
With Cannon, Jackson and Vollmer practicing again, the Patriots' depleted offensive line will likely get a boost when going against a talented defensive front. The question is if all three will be active on Monday and to what capacity they will be part of the game.
Also via patriots.com, here is the Bills' latest report:
CB Leodis McKelvin (Illness): DNP
DT Kyle Williams (Knee): DNP
OG Richie Incognito (Shoulder): LP
RB Karlos Williams (Illness): LP
OT Cyrus Kouandjio (Knee): FP
Incognito – the Bills' starting left guard – and Williams – one of their top two running backs – were added to the report today.