Patriots Injury Report: 2 Key Players Out, 11 Limited in Thanksgiving Practice


The Patriots saw their entire 53-man roster practice Tuesday and Wednesday, which included this year’s draft picks of Cameron McGrone and Joshuah Bledsoe. But Thanksgiving Thursday saw Trent Brown (calf) and Christian Barmore (knee) both watch from the sidelines.

Brown, the biggest player of the two — both literally and figuratively — has been dealing with a calf injury ever since suffering it in Week 1. He was activated the other week but has been dealing with it even after being activated from the injured reserve. Barmore has been a steal, as the second-round pick has made a big impact so far on the defensive line — fourth-round pick and Barmore’s former Alabama rival, ex-Oklahoma tailback Rhamondre Stevenson is also starting to heat up.

Despite that, fifth-round pick LB Cameron McGrone and sixth-round safety Joshuah Bledsoe made their practice debuts on Tuesday. McGrone suffered an ACL tear during the 2020 college season while Bledsoe was coming off of a wrist injury. The Patriots have 21 days to activate the pair of rookies.

Tashawn Bower was also picked up by the Vikings, making their room on the practice squad. New England picked up punter Corliss Waitman, which isn’t surprising considering the reoccurring right knee issues current punter Jake Bailey has had as of late. Waitman had a brief stint with the Raiders after being picked up by them last year, undrafted, out of South Alabama.

Several notable players also made the limited list Thursday. The Pats will take on the Titans this week, so here are both Tennesee and New England’s injury reports.

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DL Christian Barmore, Knee
OT Trent Brown, Calf

P Jake Bailey, Right Knee
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, Ribs
K Nick Folk, Left Knee
RB Damien Harris, Neck
TE Hunter Henry, Neck
LB Dont’a Hightower, Ankle
G Shaq Mason, Abdomen
TE Jonnu Smith, Shoulder
RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Knee
LB Kyle Van Noy, Groin


OLB Ola Adeniyi, Hamstring
WR A.J. Brown, Chest
G Nate Davis, Concussion
LB Rashaan Evans, Ankle
LB David Long, Hamstring
RB Jeremy McNichols, Concussion
TE Geoff Swaim, Concussion
DL Teair Tart, Ankle

LB Jayon Brown, Quad
RB D’Onta Foreman, Tricep
CB Jackrabbit Jenkins, Chest
CB Greg Mabin, Ankle
G Rodger Saffold, Back
DL Naquan Jones Illness
OLB Harold Landry, Hamstring

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