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Patriots vs. Steelers Wednesday injury report: Matt LaCosse among three limited for New England

New England and Pittsburgh will meet Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.

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The New England Patriots’ first injury report of the 2019 regular season surfaced Wednesday afternoon.

And, after rookie wide receiver N’Keal Harry was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week with the expectation for a November return, it surfaced with only three limited participants for the Patriots.

New England will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers for an 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Here’s the initial prognosis for it.


  • Patriots: no players listed
  • Steelers: S Sean Davis (ankle)

It was a full 53 on the field for the Patriots on Wednesday.

As for the Steelers, the 6-foot-1, 202-pound Davis has started 40 career games since arriving in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Maryland. Davis recorded six tackles and a pass deflection during his last encounter with the Patriots.


  • Patriots: WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), TE Matt LaCosse (ankle), S Obi Melifonwu (ankle)
  • Steelers: no players listed

For New England, LaCosse has been sidelined from game action since enduring an ankle sprain in the second quarter of the preseason opener versus the Detroit Lions. LaCosse and 2018 seventh-round pick Ryan Izzo are the lone two tight ends on the Patriots’ active depth chart, with Ben Watson and Lance Kendricks beginning the regular season under suspension and Stephen Anderson currently on the practice squad.

Accompanying LaCosse on Wednesday’s report are Thomas and Melifonwu. Thomas re-signed Monday as the corresponding move to Harry’s placement on IR, and the veteran wideout’s hamstring injury comes after a preseason debut that included a pair of touchdowns. Thomas began training camp on physically unable to perform as a result of the ruptured Achilles he suffered while a member of the Houston Texans in December.