BOSTON (CBS) — Stephon Gilmore was back at practice on Friday, which bodes well for his availability when the Patriots visit the New York Jets on Monday night.
Gilmore and defensive tackle Lawrence Guy were both on the field in a limited capacity on Friday after missing Thursday’s practice. Gilmore missed last Sunday’s loss to the Bills with a knee injury, while Guy left the game early with a shoulder injury.
Having both back would be a big boost to New England’s struggling defense, though the team really shouldn’t have many issues with the 0-8 Jets when they square off on Monday Night Football.
Gilmore and Guy were among the 14 players limited at Friday’s practice:
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (groin)
LB Shilique Calhoun (knee)
DT Carl Davis (concussion)
S Kyle Dugger (ankle)
CB Stephon Gilmore (knee)
DL Lawrence Guy (shoulder, elbow and knee)
RB Damien Harris (ankle)
TE Ryan Izzo (hamstring)
CB J.C. Jackson (knee)
TE Dalton Keene (knee)
G Shaq Mason (calf)
DE John Simon (elbow)
G Joe Thuney (ankle)
DE Deatrich Wise (knee, hand)
While the Pats had two big names back on the defensive side of the ball, wide receiver N’Keal Harry missed another practice as he continues to recover from a concussion. Harry did not play last week, and will likely miss Sunday’s game.
Along with Harry, running back J.J. Taylor missed Friday’s practice with an illness. The Patriots later updated their injury report and listed tackle Isaiah Wynn as a non-participant with an ankle injury.
New York’s injury report was also pretty extensive on Friday:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Blake Cashman (hamstrings)
RB Frank Gore (hand / Not Injury Related)
WR Vyncint Smith (groin)
DL Quinnen Williams (hamstring)
TE Trevon Wesco (ankle)
OL Josh Andrews (shoulder)
WR Jamison Crowder (groin)
QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder)
K Sam Ficken (right groin)
DL John Franklin-Myers (knee)
OL Connor McGovern (knee)
DL Nathan Shepherd (back)
OL Mekhi Becton (ankle)
LB Jordan Jenkins (rib / shoulder)
WR Breshad Perriman (concussion)
The Patriots will practice one final time on Saturday before leaving for New Jersey on Sunday.