2015 truly is upon us. In three days, the New England Patriots will open the new NFL season against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. Today, both teams have released the first practice reports of the new football year. As is expected at this point in time, the two squads are pretty healthy.
Via the Boston Globe's Ben Volin, here is the first of many 2015 practice reports:
Hey look, it’s the first Injury Report of the year. Bryan Stork (concussion) was the only Patriot to miss practice pic.twitter.com/FvTF2g5x9F— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 7, 2015
The biggest name on the list is Bryan Stork . He was seen on and off the field during training camp and it is apparent that the team does not want to rush him back from his concussion. According to Jeff Howe, the 24-year old is confident that he will be good to go come Thursday, but the team has to be ready to play without its starting center.
Tavon Wilson, the core special teamer and part-time dime-defensive back, is another player to monitor. His loss would not leave that big a hole on defense, due to the team's depth at the safety positon and Wilson's usually limited role. However, his contributions on special teams need to be replaced if he should be declared not ready to go against the Steelers.
Travaris Cadet, who didn't play in preseason, and Trey Flowers, who played great in preseason, particpated fully and should be ready to participate on opening day.