Key Patriots WR Set To Return In Week 5

The New England Patriots will go against the Detroit Lions on Sunday and they are getting an extra pair of hands for the game. According to several sources, key WR Jakobi Meyers will join the Patriots in Week 5 and his return makes a big difference for the team.

Meyers missed two games due to a knee injury. The team decided to rest him and give him enough time to heal. Meyers watched his teammates from the sidelines without seeing any game action. He saw limited activity in each of the team’s practices this week. Head coach Bill Belichick is careful about his top wide receiver.

“WR Jakobi Meyers is expected to play tomorrow against the Lions, per league source,” Andrew Callahan from the Boston Herald tweeted. “Meyers has missed two straight games with a knee injury.”

Meyers has a big role with the team. His season started really well and he delivered five catches for 55 yards in Week 1. In Week 2, Meyers had nine receptions for 95 yards.

The key Patriots WR won’t be the only one to return in Week 5

According to sources, Tyquan Thornton may join his teammates on the football field on Sunday. He did a brilliant job in training camp and coaches had high expectations from him. A nasty neck injury kept him away from the field and Thornton didn’t get a real chance to show his skills in the regular season. The rookie WR had to undergo a surgery to fix his fractured clavicle.

Patriots coach Ross Douglass has nothing but words of praise for Thornton and his determination to return to the field. Thornton has great work ethic and he tried really hard to stay on the right track. He will soon have his debut with the Patriots which is an excellent update. Belichick had a reason to select him after all.

“One thing about Tyquan – ever since he got hurt against Carolina and he had the collarbone injury, he’s been locked in. He’s been dedicated to his rehab process,” Douglas noted. “Even though he hasn’t been able to do a lot of things physically, he’s been on top of the mental part of the game. Meeting with us early in the morning and just staying on top of his assignments.”