BOSTON (CBS) — It’s still unclear if the Patriots starters will play (or for how long) against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but we know two players who won’t be suiting up for the regular season finale.
Running back Jonas Gray and corner Alfonzo Dennard were both ruled out for Sunday’s game on Friday. Gray is nursing an ankle injury and did not participate in Friday’s practice session at Gillette after being limited in the team’s two previous practices this week. He ran for five yards and a touchdown on six careers in last week’s win over the New York Jets.
Fellow running back LeGarrette Blount was limited again at Friday’s practice with a shoulder injury, as was Shane Vereen (ankle). Tackle Sebastian Vollmer was a new addition to the practice report on Friday after being limited with a back injury. All three players are among the 15 Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Here is the full Injury Report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Bills.
CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring)
RB Jonas Gray (ankle)
LS Danny Aiken (finger)
CB Kyle Arrington (hamstring)
RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder)
CB Brandon Browner (groin)
LB Jamie Collins (hip)
OL Dan Connolly (knee)
WR Julian Edelman (thigh/concussion)
OL Cameron Fleming (ankle)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
DE Chandler Jones (hip)
WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder)
DE Rob Ninkovich (heel)
RB Shane Vereen (ankle)
T Sebastian Vollmer (back)
LB Chris White (ankle)
QB Tom Brady (ankle)
For Buffalo, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (knee) and corner Stephon Gilmore (concussion) are both doubtful on Friday’s injury report. Kicker Dan Carpenter (groin) and safety Aaron Williams are both listed as probable.
Tune in to Sunday’s Patriots-Bills game on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV — the flagship stations of the New England Patriots! Pregame coverage begins at 10am on the Sports Hub, and at 11:30am on WBZ-TV with Patriots GameDay. Stay tuned after the game on 98.5 for three hours of postgame coverage, and catch Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s press conferences live over on myTV38 on Patriots 5th Quarter.
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