The New England Patriots travel to Buffalo on Sunday to face the 1-0 Bills in a game between week one's two best looking AFC East teams. Given the team's first practice report, which was released today, the Patriots project to be relatively healthy when meeting their division rivals.
Let's take a look at the report:
DT Dominique Easley: Did Not Practice (hip)
OG Ryan Wendell: Limited Participation (illness)
RB Travaris Cadet: Full Participation (hamstring)
DE Trey Flowers: Full Participation (knee)
SS Tavon Wilson: Full Participation (quad)
Easley, who injured his hip on opening day against the Steelers reportedly suffered a hip flexor and will likely miss the next few games because of it. There is no need to rush him back given a) his injury history and b) the fact that the Patriots rather have him fully healthy in January than semi-healthy in October.
Wendell, who was a game-day inactive last Thursday, did practice in a limtied capacity. It remains to be seen how quickly he can be back to full health but because of the fact that he did not practice with the team until late August, he might need to be rested another week. David Andrews better get ready to line up across Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.
Cadet, Flowers and Wilson seem to be ready to hit the field again.