As the Patriots prepare to face the Texans in a game that could knock Houston out of the playoffs and nail down the No. 3 seed for New England, the Pats’ two starting receivers are probable for the game — but they’re not injured.
Both Randy Moss and Wes Welker have had limited involvement in practice this week, but their status is “not injury related.” On Friday’s injury report, both are probable, which means there’s a chance they won’t play.
It’s extremely slim, but there’s still a chance they won’t play.
Also probable are cornerback Leigh Bodden (knee), quarterback Tom Brady (shoulder, finger, rib), receiver Julian Edelman (forearm), defensive end Jarvis Green (knee), tackle Nick Kaczur (shoulder), running back Laurence Maroney (knee), cornerback Shawn Springs (knee), and tight end Benjamin Watson (knee).
Defensive end Ty Warren (foot) and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (ankle) are questionable.