In two days, the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans will square off in the two teams' divisional playoff game. While neither team is 100% healthy, they are both in good shape entering the contest as only one player has already been declared out in the final injury report of the week. Let's take a look.
Titans: RB DeMarco Murray (knee, DNP)
The Patriots, who had perfect practice attendance today for the first time since late September, did not declare any players out today. The team will therefore have to deactivate seven players on Saturday.
Seeing DeMarco Murray listed as out is no surprise, after all the Titans already deactivated him earlier this week. With the veteran unavailable, second-year running back Derrick Henry will receive the bulk of carries for Tennessee – just like last week, when he ran for 156 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Patriots: DT Alan Branch (knee, LP), RB Rex Burkhead (knee, LP), LB Marquis Flowers (illness, LP), RB Mike Gillislee (knee, LP), DE Eric Lee (ankle/finger, LP), RB James White (ankle, LP)
As noted above, the Patriots had all players present at today's practice. Six of them are listed as questionable to perform in Saturday's game – among them running back Mike Gillislee and linebacker Marquis Flowers, who both returned to practice today after missing yesterday's session.
The Titans do not have any players listed as questionable.
Patriots: WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), LB Kyle Van Noy (calf)
Titans: LG Quinton Spain (back, FP), LB Brian Orakpo (not injury related, FP), CB Logan Ryan (ankle, FP)
New England removed two of its core players from the injury list today: Wide receiver Chris Hogan and linebacker Kyle Van Noy are both back at full strength and ready to go on Sunday.
Tennessee also did not list some of its players on the latest report as guard Quinton Spain, linebacker Brian Orakpo and cornerback Logan Ryan all return in full capacity.