The New England Patriots returned to practice without two starters on Wednesday.
Right tackle Trent Brown and outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy both would be sidelined as on-field preparations for the New York Jets got underway. A calf strain had kept the former out for all but seven offensive snaps in the season opener versus the Miami Dolphins.
Here’s the initial injury report heading into Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET matchup at MetLife Stadium.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
- OT Trent Brown (calf)
- LB Kyle Van Noy (throat)
- LB Jamien Sherwood (ankle)
After Brown departed from New England’s offensive line last weekend at Gillette Stadium, 2020 sixth-round pick Justin Herron and August trade acquisition Yasir Durant rotated in at right tackle. And on the defensive side of the ball, Van Noy played 65 percent of the snaps to record a sack and a tipped pass. The Patriots All-Decade selection did not participate in Wednesday’s practice due to a throat issue.
- OT Yodny Cajuste (hamstring)
- LB Ronnie Perkins (shoulder)
- WR Keelan Cole (knee)
Cajuste and Perkins practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday, as New England’s third-round arrivals from past and present continue to manage hamstring and shoulder injuries, respectively. The tackle out of West Virginia and the linebacker out of Oklahoma both were inactive for Week 1 after being designated as questionable.
- WR Nelson Agholor (ankle)
- CB Jalen Mills (ankle)
- S Kyle Dugger (wrist)
- no players listed
Three Patriots graduated to full participation on Wednesday. Agholor and Mills had been questionable leading up to their starts against the Dolphins. The wide receiver caught five passes for 72 yards and a touchdown from there, while the cornerback broke up a pass in the end zone. Dugger also practiced in full with a wrist injury. The safety and top pick in last year’s New England draft class recorded seven tackles in the opener.