Patriots list six players as questionable for Thursday night

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The Patriots will unfurl their latest championship banner on Thursday night before they play the Chiefs and they have seven players on their injury report for the game.

The team listed six players as questionable. Defensive lineman Adam Butler (knee), defensive back Nate Ebner (shoulder), tackle Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Harvey Langi (concussion), wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and wide receiver/special teamer Matthew Slater (hamstring) were all limited participants in practice the last two days.

Defensive tackle Vincent Valentine is listed as doubtful after missing practice all week with a knee injury.

If both Butler, Langi and Valentine were to miss the game, the Patriots would be thin in the front seven as they kept 14 defensive linemen and linebackers overall. They’d still remain favorites to kick off the season with a win on their home field, though.

4 responses to “Patriots list six players as questionable for Thursday night

  1. The Truth says:
    September 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    Yeah so what , as long as alex smith is the qb it’s a pre determined outcome

    The same Alex Smith that lit up NE in September of ’14 to the tune of a 144 rating when the Chiefs hung 41 on NE? That Alex Smith? Good to know. The Chiefs are a damn good team, a little respect would be in order.

  2. tb12bestqbevah says:
    September 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    Mitchell is the only name on that list to be concerned about.

    Healthy Mitchell might not see the field for more than a few snaps. Fleming is the O-line’s swiss army knife, Butler has been a bright spot and the Pats are thin on both lines. Ebner and Slater are core ST players, don’t you think against a team with ST’s as good as KC’s that might come into play? No, of course you don’t but if you really were a Pats fan you would.

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