Is DeVante Parker playing today? (Latest injury update for Eagles vs. Patriots in NFL Week 1)

The latest injury update on New England Patriots wideout DeVante Parker.
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker.
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker. / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker isn’t expected to play in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles due to a knee injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

With Parker expected to miss this game, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kendrick Bourne will be the top two wideouts for New England in this game. 

DeVante Parker injury status for Week 1 game against Philadelphia Eagles

Parker is listed as questionable for the Patriots, but he’s not expected to suit up due to a knee injury. 

Best Patriots prop bet in Week 1 if DeVante Parker is out

JuJu Smith-Schuster OVER 4.5 receptions

The Patriots lost wideout Jakobi Meyers this offseason, but they replaced him with JuJu Smith-Schuster, who may end up being the No. 1 option for the team at receiver. 

Smith-Schuster was a catch machine for Kansas City last season, and he should see a big role replacing Meyers, who had 67 catches and nearly 100 targets in 14 games last season. Now, with Parker out, I wouldn’t be shocked to see more of Smith-Schuster in this offense. 

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DeVante Parker injury history

Parker has been banged up quite a bit in his NFL career, playing in 16 games just once in his NFL career. 

  • June 2015: Pedal Foot Fracture (Broke Screw) – missed first three preseason games
  • Oct. 2015: Foot – missed to games with the same foot injury
  • Aug. 2016: Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull – missed one game
  • Oct. 2017: Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 – missed three games
  • Aug. 2018: Hand Finger Fracture – missed preseason and two regular season games
  • Sept. 2018: Leg Quad Strain – missed two games
  • Dec. 2020: Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 – missed two games
  • Oct. 2021: Shoulder – missed three games
  • Oct. 2021: Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 – missed three games
  • Dec. 2022: Concussion

When is DeVante Parker coming back?

Parker had a chance to play this week, being listed as questionable, so there’s a chance he can return for Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. 

New England Patriots next 5 opponents

  • Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 17
  • New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 24
  • Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 1
  • New Orleans Saints, Sunday Oct. 8
  • Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 15

New England Patriots injury report

  • Rhamondre Stevenson – illness, questionable
  • Matt Corral – personal, questionable
  • Jack Jones – hamstring, out
  • Mike Onwenu – ankle, questionable
  • DeVante Parker – knee, questionable
  • Cole Strange – knee, questionable

Philadelphia Eagles injury report

  • None

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