The New England Patriots will have their Sunday game against Denver, and four players have a questionable status for the match. Will veteran wideout Julian Edelman suit up for the game vs Broncos?
The Patriots listed Edelman (knee), offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (calf), guard Shaq Mason (calf), and defensive tackle Adam Butler (calf) as questionable. These players were limited participants Thursday in the team’s lone practice for the week.
Mason didn’t play in Kansas City. Edelman, Wynn, and Butler saw action in each of the four games Patriots had this season. Well, Edelman’s workload has seen a significant decrease.
Julian Edelman to suit up for the game vs Broncos
New England removed defensive end Deatrich Wise from the injury report Friday. In other words, he is ready to play against Denver. Wise sat out practice for non-injury-related reasons.
Veteran quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore will suit up for the game against Denver. They will no longer deal with COVID-19 protocols.
Denver will play without wide receiver K.J. Hamler and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. Four players are questionable for Sunday’s game. Quarterback Drew Lock, running back Melvin Gordon, tight end Noah Fant and defensive tackle Mike Purcell may not join their team.
Lock, Gordon, and Fant are offensive starters. Head coach Vic Fangio suggested that Lock will probably play Sunday. He missed the last two games due to an ankle injury.
Gordon is the leading rusher for Denver. He was charged with driving under the influence Tuesday night. The veteran didn’t join his teammates for Friday’s practice.
New England canceled their practice Friday and placed backup center/guard James Ferentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list. This doesn’t change anything as the NFL plans to play Sunday’s game as scheduled as of Friday afternoon. Will something change in the meantime? The only thing we can do for now is sit and wait. Hopefully, players won’t get into trouble with the law. They should also protect themselves. COVID-19 is still here and several teams have been dealing with too many positive tests, including the Tennessee Titans.