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Patriots-Broncos Friday injury report: Martellus Bennett is questionable, could play on Sunday

The Patriots could have a nice late-week addition to the gameday roster.

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The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos released their final injury report ahead of Sunday Night Football and there aren’t many surprises. The Broncos only have three players on their final report, while the Patriots have eight. Here’s the list.


Patriots: DT Malcom Brown (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)

Broncos: N/A

There are no surprises on the Patriots side of the register as the trio of players didn’t practice all week.


Patriots: WR Danny Amendola (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle), EDGE Cassius Marsh (shoulder), CB Eric Rowe (groin), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder)

Broncos: LB Todd Davis (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), OT Donald Stephenson (calf)

Bennett is a new addition to the Patriots injury report as he wasn’t a part of the team until Friday’s practice. He was limited and there is a legitimate chance he could contribute to the Patriots on Sunday. He is expected to travel with the team according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

The other injuries for the Patriots aren’t surprises either, although it would be more comforting to see Gilmore no longer listed with a concussion distinction. He is expected to play on Sunday, too.

Edit: The Herald’s Jeff Howe reports that both Gilmore and Rowe made the trip, which points to their availability on Sunday.

For the Broncos, Sanders is easing his way back into the lineup as last week was his first game since week 6 against the New York Giants and he played 44.6% of the snaps. Davis is a starting linebacker, but he hasn’t played since week 7; he was listed as questionable last week, too, but didn’t play.