Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will visit Gillette Stadium without his leading rushers and leading receivers.
The New York Giants officially ruled out Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram ahead of Thursday’s 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff against the New England Patriots. The Patriots, meanwhile, ruled out Phillip Dorsett and listed an additional two wideouts among the questionable.
Here’s the final injury report from a brief week.
- Patriots: WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring)
- Giants: RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), RB Wayne Gallman (concussion), WR Sterling Shepard (concussion), TE Evan Engram (knee)
Thursday night will mark only the second game missed by Dorsett since the ex-Indianapolis Colt arrived at the 2017 NFL roster deadline. Dorsett exited New England’s 33-7 win over the Washington Redskins last Sunday with a hamstring injury and was a spectator for the team’s walkthrough work.
Barkley returned to Giants practice as a limited participant last week, but the 2018 Pro Bowler and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year will miss his third consecutive week due to a high-ankle sprain. Gallman had started in Barkley’s place before suffering a concussion Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. And at wide receiver and tight end, Shepard and Engram have combined for 58 catches, 640 yards and three touchdowns this season.
- Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead (foot), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee), LB Shilique Calhoun (ankle), S Patrick Chung (heel), S Nate Ebner (groin)
- Giants: LB Lorenzo Carter (neck)
After Dorsett, the Patriots’ receiving corps includes a questionable Edelman and Gordon, who both played through the designation last weekend. Burkhead, Chung and Ebner had been ruled out for New England’s trip to FedEx Field.
The Giants removed offensive tackle Nate Solder, and linebackers Alec Ogletree, Josiah Tauaefa and Tae Davis from the injury report on Wednesday. Each finished the half week as full participants. But Carter’s name remains in the questionable tier as a result of a neck injury that left him inactive against Minnesota. The second-year linebacker out of Georgia started each game in September for New York’s defensive front.