The New England Patriots have released their injury report for Sunday’s game, and the designation of Josh Boyce as out, and Devin McCourty as doubtful come as no surprise. Boyce has missed quite a few practices over the last two weeks, as he is dealing with an ankle injury, and McCourty missed this whole week of practice due to a concussion sustained last week in Baltimore. Having McCourty healthy for the playoffs will be extremely important, so keeping him out of this week’s game against the Bills is probably a wise idea.
11 other players are listed as questionable, including wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins, and Aaron Dobson. Both have been dealing with lower body injuries over the last couple of weeks, although Dobson was active against the Ravens last Sunday. However I am very optimistic about their chances of playing this weekend, largely because the Patriots announced the release of Austin Collie. Collie was signed to provide some depth at that position, because of all the injuries that the rookie wideouts were dealing with. But now that he is gone, I think that Thompkins and Dobson are both ready for game-action, and in perfect time for the playoffs.