It’s the first injury report of 2017

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Teams have no obligation to report injuries throughout the offseason, training camp, or the preseason. The first injury report of the season comes on the Monday of Week One, and this year it applies to the season-opening game between the Chiefs and Patriots.

For the Chiefs, tight end Travis Kelce (calf), safety Ron Parker (ankle), linebacker Reggie Ragland (knee), and guard Parker Ehringer (knee) were limited participants in Monday’s practice. Defensive tackle Bennie Logan (knee), cornerback Terrance Mitchell (hamstring), and kicker Cairo Santos (right groin) fully participated.

For the Patriots, tackle Cameron Fleming (knee) and defensive tackle Vincent Valentine (knee) did not participate in practice on Monday. Limited participants were receiver Malcolm Mitchell (knee), receiver Matthew Slater (hamstring), linebacker Harvey Langi (concussion), safety Nate Ebner (shoulder), and defensive tackle Adam Butler (knee).

The biggest injury issues for both teams — Chiefs running back Spencer Ware and Patriots receiver Julian Edelman — already have been resolved, with both players gone for the year due to knee injuries.

7 responses to “It’s the first injury report of 2017

  1. I find it fascinating that so many people gleefully point to the tv ratings and tout it as some sort of moral or political victory. I mean, if the ratings are a political bellwether, amd the NFL remains the most popular sport in the country, wouldn’t that make you a loser?

    Aside from any of that, aren’t we all here as fans of the sport? If you have such a problem with it, there’s always soccer. Or frisbee. Go ahead and stop watching the games (as if you ever have, or ever will), I assure you, you will not be missed.

  2. superpatriotsfan says:
    September 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm
    “Yes we all know this is never an honest injury report from the Patriots.”

    Here we have someone so obsessed with all things Patriots that he creates a sock-puppet account name claiming to be a fan of the team when he is a seething detractor.

    Anyone who’s been paying attention over the years would have known that Belichick always reports (some would say “over-reports) every single injury, both the major and minor ones, strictly per the letter of the injury reporting rules.

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