The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos released their Thursday injury reports ahead of their tilt on Sunday Night. This is the second injury report of the week ahead of Friday’s walkthough and is a good indicator of which players are likely to contribute on Sunday.
Did not participate
DT Malcom Brown (ankle)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)
With Cannon absent, it looks like LaAdrian Waddle will step into the starting lineup to square off against Von Miller and Cameron Fleming will be the back-up swing tackle. Brown’s absence points to increased time for Lawrence Guy and Alan Branch, while Ricky Jean Francois could be thrown into the mix.
Hogan’s injury and subsequent absence is expected and Phillip Dorsett should see a larger role, as should Danny Amendola.
WR Danny Amendola (knee)
CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle)
DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
This remains the same for the Patriots.
The Broncos saw a lot of changes on their report. RB Jamaal Chargers, WR Bennie Fowler, OG Ron Leary, C Matt Paradis, NT Domata Peko, and WR Demaryius Thomas all returned to practice in various capacities. RB C.J. Anderson (ankle/illness) did not practice, while DL Derek Wolfe (neck) was absent for the first time.
Wolfe is the Broncos second-best defensive front seven player, behind Von Miller, so his status definitely worth monitoring. Anderson is the Broncos lead running back, but should probably play on Sunday night.