The New England Patriots closed out preparations for the New York Jets with Trent Brown back on hand.
The 6-foot-8 starting right tackle had missed consecutive practices after suffering a strained calf seven snaps into the season opener. Upon returning Friday as a limited participant, Brown is now among four members of New England’s roster listed as questionable to face New York.
But Kyle Van Noy has officially been ruled out ahead of the AFC East matchup. A throat issue kept the outside linebacker sidelined throughout the week.
Here are the rest of the game statuses for Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoff at MetLife Stadium.
- LB Kyle Van Noy (throat)
- K Quinn Nordin (abdomen)
- no players listed
In addition to Van Noy, Nordin has also been ruled out in advance of the Patriots’ visit to East Rutherford. The undrafted rookie out of Michigan had been limited on Thursday due to an abdomen injury and was downgraded to a non-participant on Friday. In Nordin’s absence, Nick Folk is on track to handle New England’s kicking operation. The veteran served as a standard elevation from the practice squad in Week 1 and went 3-of-3 on field goals while converting his lone extra point.
- no players listed
- LB Jamien Sherwood (ankle)
No members of New England’s 53-man roster enter the weekend with the doubtful designation. Sherwood, who remained sidelined for three practices in a row, now carries that designation for New York. The fifth-round linebacker from Auburn started last Sunday, recording one tackle over three defensive snaps.
- TE Jonnu Smith (hip)
- OT Trent Brown (calf)
- OT Yodny Cajuste (hamstring)
- LB Ronnie Perkins (shoulder)
- WR Keelan Cole (knee)
- WR Jamison Crowder (groin)
- OT Chuma Edoga (non-Covid-19 illness)
- CB Isaiah Dunn (shoulder)
The Patriots added Smith to the injury report on Thursday due to a hip ailment. The starting tight end continued in a partial capacity on Friday. Smith, who caught five passes for 42 yards and rushed once for six yards in his Patriots debut, joins Brown, Cajuste and Perkins as questionable. Both Cajuste and Perkins were inactive for New England’s opener with hamstring and shoulder injuries, respectively.