Back to the practice fields the New England Patriots went for a Wednesday walkthrough.
And joining them were recent acquisitions in wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and defensive back Justin Bethel, as well as reinstated defensive end Michael Bennett. But three Patriots who were ruled out with injuries ahead of Monday night’s matchup at MetLife Stadium remained non-participants.
Including wideout Josh Gordon, who has since been placed on injured reserve.
Here’s the initial injury report of Week 8 as Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff against the Cleveland Browns draws closer.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
- Patriots: WR Josh Gordon (knee/ankle), TE Matt LaCosse (knee), TE Ryan Izzo (concussion), G Shaq Mason (ankle)
- Browns: S Damarious Randall (hamstring)
Mason is a new arrival on New England’s injury report due to an ankle ailment. The starting right guard has played 99 percent of the Patriots’ offensive snaps this fall. As for Gordon, LaCosse and Izzo, each went to the inactives list for the 33-0 win over the New York Jets.
Cleveland’s side of the non-participants included just one on Wednesday. Randall has started each of the four games he’s appeared in for the Browns’ secondary thus far into 2019, registering two sacks and three passes defensed.
- Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead (foot), WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Gunner Olszewski (ankle/hamstring), S Patrick Chung (heel/chest)
- Browns: OT Kendall Lamm (knee)
New England’s five limited participants on Wednesday previously resided on the injury report. All but Burkhead and Chung were given the green light in Week 7 versus the Jets.
With regard to Lamm, the offensive tackle’s lone appearance for the Browns season came in the opener.
- Patriots: no players listed
- Browns: QB Baker Mayfield (hip), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin), DT Daniel Ekuale (concussion), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring), CB Greedy Williams (hamstring)
No Patriots were designated as full partakers in Wednesday’s session, but a handful of Browns were.
Count starting cornerbacks in Ward and Williams among them. Both have been held to two games apiece this campaign as a result of hamstring injuries. Cleveland drafted Ohio State’s Ward in the first round in 2018, with LSU’s Williams following in the second round in 2019. They’re on track for the visit to Gillette Stadium.