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Week 16 Patriots vs Jets: Friday Injury Report – Freeny Out, Edelman Doubtful; Amendola & Hightower Among Eight Questionable

The two AFC East rivals have released their final injury reports of the week.

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Happy Holidays, everyone! Since Christmas is the time to spend with family and loved ones, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has decided to cancel today's practice session. While the players had a day off, the team still has to release its league-mandated injury report.

Let's take a look at it (via

LB Jonathan Freeny (Hand): OUT

WR Julian Edelman (Foot): DOUBTFUL

WR Danny Amendola (Knee): QUESTIONABLE

TE Scott Chandler (Knee): QUESTIONABLE

SS Patrick Chung (Foot): QUESTIONABLE

SS Nate Ebner (Ankle): QUESTIONABLE

LB Dont'a Hightower (Knee): QUESTIONABLE

OG Josh Kline (Shoulder): QUESTIONABLE

WR Brandon LaFell (Foot): QUESTIONABLE

FS Devin McCourty (Ankle): QUESTIONABLE

CB Justin Coleman (Hand): PROBABLE

DE Chandler Jones (Abdomen): PROBABLE

As of today, the team has ruled only one player out to participate in Sunday's game against the New York Jets: linebacker Jonathan Freeny, who broke a bone in his hand two weeks ago and was not seen on the field since. Because fellow linebacker Dont'a Hightower is listed as questionable, expect Jerod Mayo to once again play a considerable number of snaps.

While wide receiver Julian Edelman has not yet been officially ruled out, he seems like a safe bet to join Freeny on the sidelines on Sunday. After all, he is too valuable of a player to risk anything. The same could also probably be said about Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty.

Still, the players listed as questionable will be game-time decisions – the Patriots need to declare six more players inactive – while those listed as probable should be good to go.


Via, here is the Jets' final injury report of the week:

CB Dee Milliner (Hamstring): DOUBTFUL

WR Quincy Enunwa (Neck): QUESTIONABLE

TE Kellen Davis (Back): PROBABLE

WR Eric Decker (Knee): PROBABLE

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Thumb): PROBABLE

OT Breno Giacomini (Ankle): PROBABLE

LB David Harris (Back): PROBABLE

OC Nick Mangold (Hand): PROBABLE

WR Brandon Marshall (Ankle): PROBABLE

CB Dexter McDougle (Ankle): PROBABLE

LB Calvin Pace (Abdomen): PROBABLE

QB Geno Smith (Illness): PROBABLE

As can be seen via their injury report, the Jets enter Sunday's game in good physical shape. While a lot of players are listed as probable, the key contributors on the list are expected to dress against New England.