The New England Patriots have released the final injury report for week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. Newly acquired cornerback Eric Rowe is the only player declared OUT, due to his ankle injury. He was spotted on crutches today.
Here's your final Patriots-Dolphins injury report of the week pic.twitter.com/Bh0bsMRAOi— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 16, 2016
OUT - Did not participate in practice this week
Patriots: CB Eric Rowe (ankle)
Dolphins: C Mike Pouncey (hip)
Rowe is on crutches and remains to be a player to monitor. The Dolphins will be without their starting center. Both starting guards are natural offensive tackles. The Patriots could feast.
DOUBTFUL - Did not participate this week in practice
Patriots: LB Dont’a Hightower (knee)
Hightower would’ve been the primary beneficiary of Pouncey’s absence, but instead look for Jamie Collins- and maybe Barkevious Mingo- to step up with interior blitzes.
Patriots (LIMITED practice): CB Malcolm Butler (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (knee), G Jonathan Cooper (foot), ED Trey Flowers (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), OG Shaq Mason (hand), ED Shea McClellin (shoulder), OT Nate Solder (hamstring)
Patriots (FULL practice): WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)
Dolphins (LIMITED practice): CB Xavien Howard (knee), LB Jelani Jenkins (knee), WR DeVante Parker (hamstring)
Dolphins (FULL practice): TE Jordan Cameron (thigh), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), LB Spencer Paysinger (biceps), DT Jordan Phillips (ankle), DE Mario Williams (concussion)
Both teams have long injury reports, but the Dolphins had more players as active participants. Pass rusher Mario Williams appears to have passed the concussion protocol and will be available to face the Patriots- he is the only change for the Dolphins.