Thursday’s practice brought perfect attendance for the New England Patriots, but different degrees of attendees.
Including reinstated tight end Ben Watson and newly acquired kicker Mike Nugent.
But here’s a glance through the second injury report of the week leading up to Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET meeting with the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
- Patriots: no players listed
- Redskins: TE Vernon Davis (concussion), TE Jordan Reed (concussion), G Brandon Scherff (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), CB Josh Norman (knee)
With kicker Stephen Gostkowski sent to injured reserve, there were no additional absences for the Patriots on Thursday.
But Norman’s knee injury left him sidelined during Washington’s practice. The 2015 Pro Bowl cornerback had worked in a limited capacity the day prior, while the rest of the Redskins’ aforementioned players remained out.
- Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead (foot), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), S Patrick Chung (heel), S Nate Ebner (groin)
- Redskins: QB Case Keenum (foot), WR Terry McLaurin (hamstring), C Chase Roullier (knee)
Gordon’s knee injury was among the arrivals on New England’s injury report this week. The wideout has caught 14 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown while starting every game this fall. He remained limited Thursday, but the Patriots’ limited tally dropped to six as kick returner Gunner Olszewski’s hamstring ailment was removed.
For Washington, Keenum returned to practice after being sidelined with a foot injury. Keenum has started each of the Redskins’ first four games, though the incumbent quarterback was replaced by rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins in last weekend’s loss to the New York Giants.
- Patriots: DE Michael Bennett (shoulder)
- Redskins: DT Matt Ioannidis (foot), DT Daron Payne (knee)
New England upgraded Bennett to full participation as on-field preparations for Washington got underway Wednesday. The veteran defensive lineman, who saw 24 snaps versus the Buffalo Bills, was limited with a shoulder injury all of last week and ruled questionable.
Full participation held true for Ioannidis and Payne on the Redskins’ side of the defensive line.