Members of the media who attended the open portion of Patriots practice didn’t see quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on the field during Tuesday’s session, but the Patriots practice report says otherwise.
The Patriots listed Garoppolo as a limited participant in what was a walkthrough session ahead of their Thursday night matchup with the Texans. Coach Bill Belichick offered no hints about Garoppolo’s status for Thursday earlier in the day, saying that the quarterback could be a game-time decision despite a shoulder injury that knocked him out of last Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
Wednesday will bring a final injury report for the game and their handling of the situation thus far seems to point to a questionable tag for Garoppolo. Rookie Jacoby Brissett is the only other quarterback on the roster.
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who missed Week Two with a knee injury, was listed as limited after sitting out on Monday. Guard Jonathan Cooper, tight end Rob Gronkowski, linebacker Jonathan Freeny and defensive lineman Trey Flowers were also limited while cornerback Eric Rowe was out.
The Texans practiced without tackle Duane Brown and linebacker Brian Cushing, neither of whom is expected to play on Thursday. Wide receiver Braxton Miller missed a second straight day with a hamstring injury and appears on track to join them on the inactive list.