On top of all the other headlines that have been circulating surrounding the Patriots this season, their continuous piling up of injuries over the weeks has been one of the most plaguing parts of their story so far.
Other than the substantial losses of Christian Gonzalez and Matthew Judon, it was also revealed this week that second-year Swiss army knife player Marcus Jones would miss the rest of the season as well.
Adding more players to the injury report has become commonplace before nearly every game this season, creating another roadblock for the team to overcome. But that pattern has changed as they prepare to play the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday, as they actually removed four players from the injured list and only listed one to miss the game.
All things considered, this was terrific news coming off a big win against the Bills and hoping to continue their hot streak against another divisional opponent. Eight players remain questionable, all of whom were limited participants in Friday's practice, which is also a great sign two days before the game.
- DL Christian Barmore, Knee
- OT Trent Brown, Ankle/Knee
- DB Jonathan Jones, Knee
- OL Vederian Lowe, Ankle
- LB Josh Uche, Ankle/Toe
- CB Shaun Wade, Shoulder
- DL Keion White, Concussion
- DL Deatrich Wise Jr., Shoulder
The player who will not make the trip was announced as offensive lineman Calvin Anderson, who is said to be dealing with an illness.
The four players removed from the report entirely were Davon Godchaux, Hunter Henry, Ty Montgomery, and Cole Strange. All are significant additions to the lineup, particularly those on the offense, because of how well of a job the line did last week to ensure Mac Jones and the run game had great performances.
Regardless, the main takeaway appears to be that the team is getting healthier and is on a much better track than they were just one week ago. Let's hope that continues as they head into an easier part of their schedule over the next month.