Player News - Patriots

Date: Team: Pos:

Patriots RT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion) is questionable for Week 3 against the Texans.

Cannon was absent from practice on Wednesday and Thursday but returned for a limited session on Friday. Cameron Fleming will be at the ready if Cannon can't get the green light for Sunday.
Sep 22 - 4:59 PM

Stephon Gilmore (groin) is questionable for Week 3 against the Texans.

Gilmore only practiced on a limited basis this week. There hasn't been much concern over him, but that doesn't mean he's a lock to play with this being the Patriots. Gilmore's status likely won't be known until Sunday's inactives.
Sep 22 - 4:50 PM

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Texans.

Hightower missed last week, but has a chance to play Sunday after returning to limited practice. He'll likely come down to a game-time decision. Hightower's presence would be a downgrade to D'Onta Foreman and Lamar Miller.
Sep 22 - 4:48 PM

Phillip Dorsett (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Texans.

Dorsett was limited at practice this week but should be active for Sunday's home matchup with Houston. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Sep 22 - 4:47 PM

Chris Hogan (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Texans.

Hogan was limited by a knee injury at practice this week but his status for Sunday has never been in doubt. He's No. 32 in our Week 3 receiver rankings.
Sep 22 - 4:46 PM

Rex Burkhead (ribs) is out for Week 3 against the Texans.

As expected. Burkhead went down with a rib injury Sunday at New Orleans and wasn't able to practice this week. Burkhead's absence could open up snaps for Dion Lewis.
Sep 22 - 4:45 PM

Patriots placed DT Vincent Valentine (knee) on injured reserve.

It's an underrated blow, as Valentine is a key rotational run plugger for New England. The Patriots' defense has struggled badly early in the season.
Sep 22 - 3:15 PM

Danny Amendola (questionable, concussion, knee) told reporters he'll be active for Week 3 against the Texans.

Amendola didn't play due to a concussion last week but should be all set for Week 3 after putting in three limited practice sessions. Chris Hogan could see fewer targets with Amendola back to man the slot.
Sep 22 - 2:16 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, Rob Gronkowski (questionable, groin) is "good to go" for Week 3 against the Texans.

"Yeah, I'm good to go," he said. "I'm ready." Gronkowski exited Week 2 with a groin injury and missed practice Wednesday with the same ailment, but there was never much concern about his status. Coming off a 100-yard game against New Orleans, Gronk will be the top play at tight end this week.
Sep 22 - 2:15 PM

Rex Burkhead (ribs) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He hasn't practiced all week and looks doubtful at best for Week 3 against the Texans. If Burkhead sits, we'd see more Dion Lewis as the No. 3 back.
Sep 22 - 12:17 PM

NESN's Doug Kyed replied "it's looking that way" when asked if the Patriots would trade CB Malcolm Butler this season.

Kyed didn't offer up any specifics, but Butler has seemed to fall out of favor in New England after being benched in Week 2 against the Saints and coming on as the No. 3 corner behind Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe. Butler is in the final year of his deal, and the Patriots could use some pass-rushing help. Butler has long been wanting an extension but hasn't gotten it from the Pats.
Source: NESN
Sep 22 - 9:09 AM

Phillip Dorsett (knee) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Dorsett seems on track to suit up against the Titans. With Danny Amendola returning, Dorsett probably won't see many snaps.
Sep 21 - 6:23 PM

Chris Hogan (knee) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Hogan is expected to be fine for Sunday's 1ET tilt with the Texans. Even with Danny Amendola returning, Hogan remains locked in as a WR3.
Sep 21 - 6:22 PM

Patriots RCB Malcolm Butler is unsure if he will start in Week 3.

Butler came off the bench in Week 2, but ended up playing 49-of-65 snaps. Coach Bill Belichick has made it clear he hasn't been happy with Butler's play. He had a rough Week 1 in the Chiefs' beatdown of the Pats, but was better against the Saints. Eagles castoff Eric Rowe is the Pats' No. 3 corner.
Sep 21 - 5:28 PM

Rob Gronkowski (groin) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice.

It puts Gronk on track to play against the Texans. He will likely remain limited on Friday. Perhaps the Patriots will create the impression he's a game-time decision, but Pats/Texans kick off at 1ET. Fantasy owners will have clarity when setting their lineups.
Sep 21 - 4:17 PM


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