Last Sunday, the Patriots had rookie wide receiver Josh Boyce in the lineup while Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson were both inactive with injuries.
It’s looking like the opposite will be true for the Patriots this weekend. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Thompkins and Dobson are both likely to play against the Ravens on Sunday. Thompkins has missed two games with a hip injury while Dobson has been out for three weeks because of a foot issue.
Boyce, however, was out for the third straight day because of an ankle injury. While we won’t find out his official designation for Sunday until later on Friday, it is a real long shot that Boyce will be ready to go for the Baltimore game after spending the entire week on the sideline.
Left tackle Nate Solder practiced again on Friday, but still needs to pass one more concussion test to get cleared to play against the Ravens. Solder didn’t get that clearance until Sunday morning after a previous concussion, so his status could be a true game-time decision again this week.