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Patriots vs. Texans Friday injury report: Trent Brown, Shaq Mason ruled out for Week 5

Game Statuses for Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoff at NRG Stadium.

NFL: AUG 05 New England Patriots Training Camp Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

While Isaiah Wynn and Mike Onwenu remain on the Covid-19 reserve list, the New England Patriots have ruled out fellow starting offensive linemen Trent Brown and Shaq Mason for Sunday’s meeting with the Houston Texans.

Those game statuses leave center and captain David Andrews as the lone incumbent currently available.

Here’s the final injury report heading into the 1 p.m. ET kickoff at NRG Stadium.



  • OT Trent Brown (calf)
  • G Shaq Mason (abdomen)
  • CB Shaun Wade (concussion)


  • QB Deshaun Watson (not injury related)
  • RB Rex Burkhead (hip)

Brown and Mason sat out three consecutive practices for the Patriots due to calf and abdomen injuries, respectively, while Wade was added to the report on Thursday after the rookie cornerback sustained a concussion. New England enters the weekend with backup offensive linemen Ted Karras, Justin Herron, Yasir Durant and Yodny Cajuste on the 53-man roster along with James Ferentz, Drake Jackson, Alex Redmond and Will Sherman on the practice squad.



  • LB Ronnie Perkins (ankle)
  • LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (shoulder)
  • LB Kyle Van Noy (groin)
  • S Kyle Dugger (hamstring)
  • S Cody Davis (knee)
  • K Nick Folk (left knee)
  • CB Jonathan Jones (ankle)
  • CB Jalen Mills (hamstring)
  • CB Justin Bethel (hamstring)


  • WR Danny Amendola (thigh)
  • OT Marcus Cannon (back)

Nine Patriots are questionable for the visit to Houston, with a twice All-Pro gunner in Bethel added Saturday. All but linebackers Perkins and Bentley were active for Week 4. Bentley, who again carries a game status due to a shoulder injury, saw 137 snaps through his first three starts of the season on the way to recording 20 tackles. As for the Texans, familiar faces at wide receiver and offensive tackle are also 50-50. Amendola, managing a thigh injury, caught a touchdown in his Texans debut while Cannon, managing a back injury, has started four contests this fall.