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2017 NFL Playoffs: Patriots have just 2 players on final Friday injury report

The Patriots are extraordinarily healthy for the playoffs.

The New England Patriots released their final injury report of the Divisional Round and they are supremely healthy with just 2 players on the injury report. The Houston Texans have 14 players on the injury report, but only two of them are questionable.

Limited Participation

Patriots: WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee, questionable)

Texans: S Quintin Demps (hamstring, questionable); LB John Simon (chest, questionable); CB A.J. Bouye (groin); WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee)

Mitchell is pretty far down the Patriots depth chart at this point and the team wouldn’t play him and risk further injury. WR Danny Amendola and WR Michael Floyd are sure to see more playing time.

The Texans had two players limited in practice that are certainly expected to play in Bouye and Hopkins; they are arguably the best defensive and offensive players on the Texans, respectively. Demps and Simon are questionable.

Full Participation

Patriots: WR Danny Amendola (ankle)

Texans: OG Jeff Allen (ankle), OT Chris Clark (ankle), DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (quad), S Andre Hal (foot), CB Jonathan Joseph (calf), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Brian Peters (foot), QB Tom Savage (concussion)

Every player listed should be available for Saturday’s game. The Patriots removed LB LeGarrette Blount from the injury report after missing two days with an illness. QB Tom Brady, CB Cyrus Jones, and WR Matthew Slater had been removed from the report earlier this week.