FOXBORO (CBS) — The Patriots are set to host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. Or at least what is left of the Jaguars, after Jacksonville placed 11 players on the Reserve/COVID list on Monday.
Jacksonville has been a mess all season, but are now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak heading into the final weeks of the regular season. The Jags placed 10 players on the Reserve/COVID list on Monday:
TE Dan Arnold
DT Malcom Brown
DE/LB K’Lavon Chaisson
TE Luke Farrell
DT DaVon Hamilton
C Brandon Linder
TE Chris Manhertz
LB Lerentee McCray
LG Andrew Norwell
DL Jihad Ward
Some big parts of Jacksonville’s offensive line is on the list, as is most of their defensive line. That includes former Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown, who is in his first year with the Jags after spending two seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
Practice squad offensive lineman Jared Hocker was also placed on the Reserve/COVID list by Jacksonville on Monday.
The Patriots are very much in need of a win next weekend after dropping two straight, and a meeting with the two-win Jaguars — or what is left of them — may be just what the doctor orders.
Tune in to Sunday’s Patriots-Jaguars game on WBZ-TV — the flagship station of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins at 11:30am with Patriots GameDay, kickoff is set for 1pm, and after the game stick around for full reaction and analysis on Patriots 5th Quarter!