The New England Patriots are playing against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. They didn’t have much time to practice for the game and had just one full practice. Veteran Devin McCourty is not really a fan of Thursday Night Football. His team beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now they have to go against the Falcons. The Patriots have made a few roster moves ahead of the game, bringing back a big name.
The Patriots released the final injury report of the week. Thirteen players were added to this list and they are all questionable for the game. Defensive end Deatrich Wise is on this list and he missed Tuesday’s practice due to a non-COVID illness. Running back Brandon Bolden, wide receiver N’Keal Harry, tight end Jonnu Smith, guard Shaq Mason, tackle Trent Brown, linebackers Ja’Whaun Bentley, Dont’a Hightower, and Kyle Van Noy, cornerback Jalen Mills, safety Kyle Dugger, kicker Nick Folk, and punter Jake Bailey are all ruled questionable for the game.
Patriots made the much needed roster moves
Running back Damien Harris and wide receiver/kick returner Gunner Olszewski cleared their concussion protocol and can now join their teammates for the game. Both players can be available for Thursday’s game.
Linebacker Josh Uche is no longer part of the injury report and the Patriots placed him on injured reserve. Uche will miss a few weeks and head coach Bill Belichick needed someone to replace him. Guess who is coming in? Edge rusher Chase Winovich was activated off injured reserve. He hasn’t played since Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
There’s more. The Patriots waived running back/wide receiver Malcolm Perry from injured reserve. He inked a deal with the team after final roster cuts and ended up on injured reserve before opening night.
When it comes to the Falcons, they still have no update on Cordarrelle Patterson’s status. The team listed him as questionable, and coaches will make a decision right before the game. Safety Jaylinn Hawkins is questionable for the game too.
New England has a chance to continue the winning stretch. They have won the last few games and they may win this one too.