The New England Patriots have designated five members of the active roster as questionable for Monday night against the Denver Broncos.
The final injury report of the week arrived following New England’s first practice of the week.
In response to defensive tackle Bill Murray and cornerback Stephon Gilmore joining quarterback Cam Newton on the Covid-19 reserve list, the Patriots prepared for the Broncos remotely on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And while the facility remained closed, the participation remained a projection until Saturday.
Here are the game statuses for the rescheduled 5 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium.
- Patriots: no players listed
- Broncos: RB LeVante Bellamy (knee), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring), TE Noah Fant (ankle), LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quad)
Newton and Gilmore do not currently hold spots on New England’s active roster, which sits at 50, while on the Covid-19 reserve list.
But the Broncos have ruled out four players, including recent draft investments in Hamler and Fant. The wide receiver out of Penn State and tight end out of Iowa were sidelined for each of this week’s practices by hamstring and ankle injuries, respectively.
- Patriots: WR Julian Edelman (knee), OT Isaiah Wynn (calf), G Shaq Mason (calf), DT Adam Butler (shoulder), S Devin McCourty (not injury related)
- Broncos: QB Drew Lock (right shoulder), DT Mike Purcell (knee), LB Joseph Jones (knee)
McCourty marked the lone official absence as the Patriots returned to practice on Saturday. The defensive captain, for non-injury reasons, is among a handful listed as questionable. All but Mason took the field against the Kansas City Chiefs last Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The starting right guard would be inactive, while Wynn would play every snap at left tackle. Both are managing calf injuries.
As for Denver, Lock practiced in a limited capacity throughout the week. The second-year quarterback now stands as questionable. Lock completed 23-of-38 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown prior to suffering an injury to his throwing shoulder in September.