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Patriots vs. Browns Thursday injury report: Shaq Mason returns in limited capacity for New England

New England and Cleveland will meet for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.

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Shaq Mason returned to the New England Patriots’ practice fields on Thursday.

The starting right guard, now with a renovated contract that frees $1.4 million in cap space, according to ESPN’s Field Yates, did not participate in New England’s walkthrough the day prior due to an ankle injury. Mason would proceed to be listed as limited.

Here’s the second injury report heading into Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET matchup with the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium.


  • Patriots: TE Matt LaCosse (knee), TE Ryan Izzo (concussion)
  • Browns: S Damarious Randall (hamstring)

With wide receiver Josh Gordon now on injured reserve, New England’s lone non-participants Thursday were a pair of tight ends. LaCosse did not practice last week as a result of a reported MCL sprain. Izzo later suffered a concussion that left him ruled out ahead of the Patriots’ 33-0 win over the New York Jets.

Cleveland’s Randall continues to be sidelined due to a hamstring injury.


  • Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead (foot), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Gunner Olszewski (ankle/hamstring), G Shaq Mason (ankle), S Patrick Chung (heel/chest)
  • Browns: OT Kendall Lamm (knee), DE Myles Garrett (knee)

New England’s list of the limited still includes Burkhead and Chung. The running back has missed the last three contests due to a foot issue, while the safety went to the inactives as a result of heel and chest issues Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

Garrett is a new arrival on the Browns’ side of the injury report. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday because of a knee injury.


  • Patriots: WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring)
  • Browns: QB Baker Mayfield (hip), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin), DT Daniel Ekuale (concussion), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring), CB Greedy Williams (hamstring)

The Patriots upgraded Dorsett to a full workload on Thursday. The wide receiver missed one game with a hamstring injury before returning to catch three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 versus the Jets.

Each of the Browns’ full participants had practiced in the same capacity on Wednesday. Cleveland’s starting cornerbacks in Ward and Williams are expected to start versus New England after extended absences.