The New England Patriots’ reserve/COVID-19 list keeps growing and growing. Kendrick Bourne, Ronnie Perkins, Cameron McGrone, and Harvey Langi were added to the list Monday.
The four join three others already on the list, including Yasir Durant, J.J. Taylor, and the injured Dalton Keene.
Among the NFL’s COVID outbreak, there’s some reintroduced policies that were in place last year. Those include the reduction of in-person activities at team facilities and the banning of in-person meals, while daily testing is in place — regardless of vaccination status.
The Patriots will be at a big loss without Bourne against the Bills this week, if not available. Bourne — someone who’s had a career season, catching 45 passes and equaling his career high in receiving yards, 667, through just 14 games — will be a big loss not just because he’s had a phenonenal year, but largely because both N’Keal Harry and Nelson Agholor both left Saturday’s loss against the Colts with head injuries.
The Pats could lack receiver depth against Buffalo, which will likely prove costly.