The New England Patriots had a lengthy injury report heading into the game against the Miami Dolphins. Nine players were listed as questionable for the game and Kyle Dugger was ruled out due to his hand injury. There’s more. Dont’a Hightower won’t play on Sunday too. The Patriots decided to elevate three players for the game vs Dolphins to replace their starters.
Defensive backs Sean Davis and D’Angelo Ross will have a chance to see action tonight. Defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale will play tonight as well.
Davis and Ross will step up as a replacement for Dugger and slot cornerback Myles Bryant. According to the latest report, Bryant is still on the Patriots COVID list.
Patriots had to elevate players for the game vs Dolphins
Head coach Bill Belichick didn’t use N’Keal Harry in the 50-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a healthy scratch and wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson was elevated as a replacement. The Patriots didn’t elevate Wilkerson this week, but the team can use him as a COVID replacement. He may also get a nice deal with the Patriots and become part of their 53-man roster. Wilkerson had a good performance against the Jaguars and many thought he’d be a solid option for the team.
Nelson Agholor is back with the team as he cleared concussion protocols. He is joining forces with Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne, and Harry may suit up for the game this time. He dropped two passes in the loss to the Buffalo Bills but Belichick may give him a chance to play this time. When it comes to Wilkerson, he can play in the playoffs.
This is a really important game for the Patriots. They have to finish the season with a win, and playing against the Dolphins is not that bad. Mac Jones and Co. will have to try really hard to win this one. The Dolphins had good performance early in the regular season and Tua Tagovailoa is definitely ready to prove doubters wrong.
The same goes to Jones and fellow rookies. Let’s see who gets the best of the game.