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Patriots vs. Dolphins Thursday injury report: Ankle ailments force Nelson Agholor, Jalen Mills to become non-participants

The second injury report heading into the season opener at Gillette Stadium.

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The New England Patriots again had a full 53-man roster in attendance for practice on Thursday as the Miami Dolphins draw near.

But wide receiver Nelson Agholor and cornerback Jalen Mills did not participate this time. Both projected starters had previously done so in a limited capacity due to ankle ailments, and their availability for Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium is now unclear.

Here’s the second injury report heading into the season opener.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

Patriots

  • WR Nelson Agholor (ankle)
  • CB Jalen Mills (ankle)

Dolphins

  • no players listed

Agholor caught one pass on two targets during his initial preseason out wide for the Patriots. And Mills, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN, rolled his ankle during Wednesday’s practice. The latter’s absence leaves the Patriots thin on cornerbacks with former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore beginning the fall on physically unable to perform and J.C. Jackson operating as the No. 1. Joejuan Williams, Jonathan Jones, Shaun Wade and Justin Bethel round out the active depth chart at the position.

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

Patriots

  • OT Yodny Cajuste (hamstring)
  • LB Ronnie Perkins (shoulder)

Dolphins

  • WR Preston Williams (foot)
  • OT Liam Eichenberg (thigh)

Rookie outside linebacker Ronnie Perkins would be added New England’s side of the injury report on Thursday due to a shoulder issue. The third-round pick out of Oklahoma joined Cajuste as a partial participant. A 2019 third-round selection from West Virginia, Cajuste spent his first two NFL seasons on the non-football injury list and injured reserve. The swing tackle is now managing a hamstring injury as the calendar turns to September.

FULL PARTICIPATION

Patriots

  • no players listed

Dolphins

  • RB Salvon Ahmed (back)
  • WR DeVante Parker (shoulder)
  • WR Albert Wilson (quad)
  • LB Elandon Roberts (knee)
  • S Clayton Fejedelem (shoulder)

No members of New England’s half graduated to full participation on Thursday. Elsewhere, each of Miami’s five from Wednesday remained unchanged. That includes Roberts at linebacker. The 2016 Patriots sixth-round pick has served as a captain for both organizations and finished last season on injured reserve due to a knee injury.