BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots had perfect attendance at practice on Friday, but 19 players still find themselves listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Among those 19 players is tight end Rob Gronkowski, who reportedly will not play come Sunday afternoon. Gronkowski has missed the last four games as he recovers from a broken forearm. He returned to practice last Friday, and was listed as “questionable” against the 49ers, but did not play.
Linebacker Mike Rivera returned to practice after missing both Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury.
Here is the complete list of players listed as “questionable” for Sunday:
Safety Patrick Chung (ankle), guard Dan Connolly (back), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring/knee), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (hamstring/shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), receiver Brandon Lloyd (knee), defensive tackle Kyle Love (knee), guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf), linebacker Jerod Mayo (elbow), offensive lineman Nick McDonald (shoulder), offensive tackle Nate Solder (abdomen), linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle), corner Aqib Talib (hip), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), receiver Wes Welker (ankle), linebacker Tracy White (elbow).
Corner Alfonzo Dennard was injured in the first half in New England’s Sunday night loss to the 49ers, and was limited at practice all week, but should be good to go come Sunday afternoon.
For the Jaguars, running backs Rashad Jennings (concussion) and Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) were both ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Tune in to Sunday’s Patriots-Jaguars game at 1pm on WBZ-TV and 98.5 The Sports Hub. Pregame coverage begins on 98.5 with Patriots Preview at 10am, followed by three hours of postgame coverage after the game. WBZ-TV kicks off their coverage at 11:30am with Patriots GameDay, followed by Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s postgame press conferences on Patriots 5th Quarter after the game.