The (7-2) New England Patriots are well underway with practice in preparation to face the (4-4) Tennessee Titans. There were no changes from Wednesday to Thursday for New England- but the same can not be said for the Titans.
Here’s the second injury report of the week.
Did Not Participate
Patriots: OL Trent Brown (illness)
Titans: OT Jack Conklin (concussion), S Dane Cruikshank (knee), WR Taywan Taylor (foot), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle)
Brown’s sick, but that shouldn’t prevent him from playing on Sunday. He’s just trying to stay away from his teammates so no one else catches the bug that’s been going around.
The Titans’ starting right tackle remains sidelined and unlikely to play, while their WR2 and WR3 did not practice. This could be a really tough outing for an already-weak Titans offense. Stephon Gilmore can lock down Corey Davis and that would allow the Patriots to dedicate the rest of their defensive resources to clogging up the Titans rushing attack.
Patriots: LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), OG Shaq Mason (calf), RB Sony Michel (knee), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (neck), DE John Simon (shoulder)
Titans: LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder), DT Bennie Logan (knee)
There were no changes to the Patriots side of the injury report.
Morgan hasn’t played since week 6 and just returned to practice on Saturday. It’s questionable if he’ll play. Logan is a new addition to the report, although he’s been a rotational defensive tackle.
Titans: LB Will Compton (hamstring)
Compton is a reserve linebacker that has a bigger role on special teams.