The New England Patriots will play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3 of the regular season. Head coach Bill Belichick may be without one of his top players. Injured Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers saw limited action in practice this week and the team listed him as questionable for the game.
Here’s the final injury report for both the Patriots and their opponents:
New England Patriots
- WR Jakobi Meyers (knee)
- S Kyle Dugger (knee)
- CB Jalen Mills (hamstring)
- DT Davon Godchaux (back)
- S Adrian Phillips (ribs)
- LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb)
- S Cody Davis (calf)
- S Joshuah Bledsoe (groin)
- OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle)
- RB J.K. Dobbins (knee)
- CB Marcus Peters (not injury related)
- CB Marlon Humphrey (groin)
- TE Isaiah Likely (groin)
- WR James Proche II (groin)
- CB Brandon Stephens (quad)
- CB Damarion Williams (ankle)
Patriots’ Raekwon McMillan didn’t join his teammates for practice on Friday. Belichick will have to elevate players from the practice unit.
Patriots have backup plan for the injured receiver
Losing Meyers to an injury would be a big blow for the team. He leads the team with 13 receptions for 150 yards. He was able to establish a strong connection with Mac Jones. If Meyers misses this game, the Patriots will try their chances with Tre Nixon. The talented player will see a chance to show his skills.
Nixon may not be the only player to join the team in the game against Baltimore. Marcus Cannon could see some action. Cannon knows the Patriots well and he may be the best player to fit in the new roster. The talented veteran was part of three Super Bowl teams, but the Patriots sent him to the Houston Texans. COVID-19 kept him away from the game and Cannon opted out of the season due to health concerns. Belichick likes his potential and yes, Cannon hasn’t missed a beat.
New England won the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a close win and Belichick wants to see more from his players on Sunday. The offense was slightly better last Sunday. Let’s see what happens this week.