The New England Patriots are meeting the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and the team has released the final injury report. Some of the players won’t see any action in the first game of the 2021 NFL season.
Wide receiver Malcolm Perry won’t suit up for the team on Sunday. It’s interesting to note that he joined the Patriots last week but missed the final practice due to a foot injury.
Wide receiver Nelson Agholor (ankle), defensive back Jalen Mills (ankle), outside linebacker Ronnie Perkins (shoulder) and offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste (hamstring) are listed as questionable for the game. Each of these players saw limited action in Friday’s practice.
Head coach Bill Belichick is dealing with a big issue right now as both Agholor and Mills were set to be starters in 2021. The Patriots are already thin at wideout and cornerback and these injuries make things a little complicated.
Patriots to win the night despite the names on their injury report
The Patriots have a few players on the injury report, but most of their key players will take the field on Sunday. This is more than great news. NFL experts agree that this will be one of the most challenging seasons in team history.
Truth is, Belichick is ready for this. His offense looks good and ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky ranked it the fifth-best in the league in 2021.
Most NFL analysts would take the Patriots in Week 1. Pete Prisco from CBS Sports is focused on Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa. The Patriots trusted their rookie and gave him an opportunity to lead their offense. The Dolphins signal-caller saw a lot of challenges in the offseason too. New England looks much better this season and the Dolphins will have a hard time beating the 2021 group.
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk shares the same opinion. He is excited about the “battle of former Alabama quarterbacks.” Michael David Smith says Jones will come out on top in this quarterback battle. I guess he will win another important QB battle in his career. Cam Newton went home following the first one.