The last time, the New England Patriots have released an injury report, they were preparing to face their divisional rival Miami Dolphins. That was on January 1st, almost two weeks ago. Since that game, the Patriots have enjoyed their bye week, all while trying to get a banged-up roster into better and healthier shape.
After having two walkthroughs last week as well as two practices on Monday and Tuesday, New England held another practice session, its penultimate one of the week. Per NFL rules, the team now has to release its first injury report – let's take a look at it (via patriots.com):
OG Tre' Jackson (Knee): DNP
WR Danny Amendola (Knee): LP
TE Scott Chandler (Knee): LP
CB Justin Coleman (Concussion): LP
SS Nate Ebner (Hand): LP
WR Julian Edelman (Foot): LP
LB Jonathan Freeny (Hand): LP
TE Rob Gronkowski (Knee): LP
LB Dont'a Hightower (Knee): LP
DE Chandler Jones (Abdomen/Toe): LP
DE Rob Ninkovich (Shin): LP
OT Sebastian Vollmer (Ankle): LP
OT LaAdrian Waddle (Shoulder): LP
QB Tom Brady (Ankle): FP
OG Josh Kline (Shoulder): FP
WR Brandon LaFell (Foot): FP
FS Devin McCourty (Ankle): FP
As has been the case the last two days, only one player did not practice: on Monday, it was safety/special teamer Nate Ebner and on Tuesday it was tight end Rob Gronkowski. Today it was rookie guard Tre' Jackson, who missed the session because of a knee issue. While he was not on the practice fields, he was spotted in the locker room prior to the session according to Jeff Howe.
After missing yesterday's practice, as we now know because of precautionary reasons because of a knee injury, Gronkowski returned to the field as a limited participant. The same status was held by other key members of the team like wide receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, or defenders Rob Ninkovich and Dont'a Hightower.
Defensive end Chandler Jones, who spent his Sunday in Norwood Hospital after a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana, practiced for the third straight day. He was limited because of injuries to his abdomen and toe.
Quarterback Tom Brady, who injured his ankle in week 17, was one of four player on the injury report, who practiced fully.
LB Tamba Hali (Knee/Thumb): DNP
OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Concussion): DNP
WR Jeremy Maclin (Ankle): DNP
OL Mitch Morse (Concussion): DNP
RB Spencer Ware (Ankle): DNP
LB Justin Houston (Knee): LP
WR Albert Wilson (Hamstring): LP
OL Jeff Allen (Thumb): FP
OL Zach Fulton (Ankle): FP
TE Travis Kelce (Groin): FP
LB Josh Mauga (Ankle): FP
OL Jah Reid (Knee): FP