The New England Patriots have released their injury report for Thursday and it is the exact same as Wednesday’s report.
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Jamie Collins (hip)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
DT Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
DT Vincent Valentine (back)
The Patriots need Collins, Hamilton, and Valentine to be healthy for this game against the Bills since Buffalo relies so heavily on their rushing attack. Valentine was not spotted by the media during the early parts of practice, so he must have made his way to the field later.
What’s curious to me is that RB Dion Lewis is not listed, despite returning to the practice field. This might mean that he’s not limited at all. I still wouldn’t expect him to play this week against the Bills, but it puts the week 10 game against the Seahawks in focus.
The Bills injury report is far more concerning.
LB Zach Brown (illness), LT Cordy Glenn (ankle), WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion), OG Richie Incognito (illness), RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring), and S Aaron Williams (neck) did not practice and all are key starters. Glenn, Incognito, and McCoy are arguably the top three offensive players, while Brown and Williams are two of the more important defenders. Incognito was not on the report on Wednesday.
DT Corbin Bryant (shoulder), TE Charles Clay (knee), DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring), RB Mike Gillislee (foot), LB Jerry Hughes (hand), LB Lerentee McCray (knee), OG John Miller (shoulder), and WR Robert Woods (foot) were all limited. Corbin, Clay, and McCray did not practice on Wednesday.
OT Seantrel Henderson (back) was a full participant. LB Lorenzo Alexander (non-injury) and DT Adolphus Washington (illness) were removed from the report.