BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots are currently 20-plus-point favorites against the New York Jets this weekend. That may change with Wednesday’s injury report.

That’s because the Patriots were without fullback James Develin at Wednesday’s practice. Sure, New England has a bevvy of other offensive weapons, but Develin’s role cannot be understated. He’s an occasionally big part of the run game, and often gives Tom Brady an additional blocker.

Without their fullback, the Patriots may not beat the Jets by three touchdowns on Sunday.

According to reports from Foxboro, Develin’s injury is not considered serious. He was limited on Wednesday with a neck injury.

And by the time the injury report was released, Develin’s absence wasn’t the biggest news out of Foxboro.

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