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Patriots vs. Chargers Friday injury report: 12 questionable for New England

Game statuses ahead of Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff at SoFi Stadium.

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Perfect attendance continued for the New England Patriots on Friday.

But 12 members of the active roster remained limited and have since been ruled questionable, including quarterback Cam Newton, fullback Jakob Johnson and cornerback J.C. Jackson, as the Patriots head to the West Coast to first face the Los Angeles Chargers.

Here are the game statuses for Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff at SoFi Stadium.


  • Patriots: no players listed
  • Chargers: LB Denzel Perryman (back)

Neither side of the Week 13 meeting has downgraded a player to out.

But Perryman is doubtful for the Chargers after missing each of the week’s practices due to a back injury. The veteran linebacker out of Miami has appeared in every game this season for Los Angeles, starting four while logging 34 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.


  • Patriots: QB Cam Newton (abdomen), RB J.J. Taylor (quadricep), FB Jakob Johnson (knee), WR Matthew Slater (knee), TE Ryan Izzo (hamstring/hand), G Shaq Mason (calf), DT Adam Butler (shoulder), DT Byron Cowart (back), LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (groin), CB J.C. Jackson (hip), S Kyle Dugger (toe), K Nick Folk (back)
  • Chargers: RB Kalen Ballage (ankle), WR Joe Reed (ribs), DE Uchenna Nwosu (chest), Casey Hayward Jr. (groin)

Newton at quarterback, Johnson at fullback and Jackson at cornerback were new arrivals on New England’s injury report this week with abdomen, knee and hip ailments. The Patriots flew out Friday afternoon.

Four Chargers enter the weekend as questionable. Nwosu and Hayward Jr. are among them on the defensive side of the ball. Nwosu, dealing with a chest injury, stands with 3.5 sacks on the campaign while Hayward Jr., dealing with a groin injury, stands with six pass deflections. And although sidelined for Wednesday’s practice and limited for Thursday’s, defensive end Joey Bosa and corner Chris Harris Jr. will go without game designations for Los Angeles. The perennial Pro Bowlers had been listed with shin and foot issues, respectively.