The Patriots’ offensive and defensive lines may be getting big boosts in time for their Monday Night Football showdown with the 11-1 Houston Texans.
The Patriots can clinch the AFC East on Sunday in Miami, but they’re going to have to do so without key members of the offensive and defensive line.
After suffering a head injury in the Patriots Thanksgiving night win over the Jets in New York, receiver Julien Edelman returned to the practice field on Wednesday.
It was already known that tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss this week’s Patriots game (and several thereafter), but two big names were also listed as out for Thursday night’s trip to New York.
The Patriots will have receiver Wes Welker on Sunday afternoon against the Indianapolis Colts but will be without guard Logan Mankins and tight end Aaron Hernandez, who are among the seven inactives for New England.
20 players appeared on the Patriots’ Friday injury report, with guard Logan Mankins listed as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Corner Aqib Talib practiced with the Patriots for the first time on Wednesday.
Logan Mankins is having a lot of trouble staying healthy for the Patriots this season.
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Aaron Hernandez is one of the seven Patriots that won’t be playing the Rams in London come Sunday afternoon.