Patriots say Garoppolo doubtful, Gronkowski questionable

AP

The Patriots listed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as doubtful on their final injury report ahead of Thursday’s game vs. the Texans.

That means rookie Jacoby Brissett is likely the team’s starter — and only healthy quarterback — against the Texans. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, a college quarterback, is probably the team’s emergency option.

The Patriots listed Garoppolo as a limited participant Wednesday for the second straight day. He suffered a shoulder injury that forced him out of last week’s win over the Dolphins.

Gronkowski, who’s missed the team’s first two games with a hamstring injury, is one of six players the Patriots listed as questionable. Gronkowski was a limited practice participant all week.

The other Patriots listed as questionable linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee), cornerback Eric Rowe (ankle), guard Jonathan Cooper (foot), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) and defensive lineman Trey Flowers (shoulder).

The Texans previously announced wide receiver Braxton Miller, linebacker Brian Cushing and offensive tackle Duane Brown would miss the game.

40 responses to “Patriots say Garoppolo doubtful, Gronkowski questionable

  1. Dont worry pats fans, the texans found a way to lose to a 40 yr old sick qb last year, so i would not be surprised to see this one slip by. Texans fan here.

  2. ctbarryjr says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:42 PM
    Dont worry pats fans, the texans found a way to lose to a 40 yr old sick qb last year, so i would not be surprised to see this one slip by. Texans fan here.
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    Before the season started the Texans were one of the 2 teams most Pats fans were concerned about losing to with Brady out. Starting a 3rd string rookie QB against that D and throwing in the other injuries hasn’t improved my outlook any. Houston isn’t Miami, there’s very legit cause for concern here among the Pats faithful.

  3. Patriots release mandatory injury report prior to their 3rd game of the 2016 season while the NFL fails to release the report of the PSI information collected during the 2015 season.

    Brady forced to watch the 3rd game of the 2016 season from his couch while the NFL still refuses to publically release the PSI information collected during the 2015 season.

  4. Given that Brady is 0-1 against Osweiler, this game could have gone either way even with Brady starting. What we know for sure is whoever plays QB for the Patriots this Thursday will be playing in the best system in NFL and coached by the best coach in NFL.

  5. @miamidolphin

    The Patriots have averaged over 12 wins per season since 2001 The Dolphins last won 12 games in a season in 1990.
    .

  6. Texans have very strong ties to the Pats – O’B, Romeo, Izzo, Vrabel, and Big Vince.

    I want to see the Texans succeed (except when they play the Pats) and I want to see them STOMP the Colts both when they play and in the standings.

    And if the Pats do lose, I won’t feel as bad as I would if they lost to the Broncos, Colts, Steelers, Ravens, or divisional opponents.

  7. MiamiDolphinsNation says:
    Sep 21, 2016 6:03 PM
    Pats will be 2-2 before the Shady one returns then beat Cleveland before losing to Cincy and Pitt
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”

    Oh chipster, we do so enjoy your predictions. Before the season started you had them at 0-4 for those 4 games. After the AZ game you had them at 1-3 and losing to Miami 24-13. Now your at 2-2 and the only surprise in the rest is you don’t see them getting blown out by the Browns.

  8. dudeicle says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:31 PM
    Will they let JE play receiver while he”s also the backup QB?

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    Not sure why this question was downvoted, if Edelman gets injured, the Pats will have zero depth at QB…presuming that Garoppolo doesn’t get medical clearance.

  9. agent7x6 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 6:53 PM

    dudeicle says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:31 PM
    Will they let JE play receiver while he”s also the backup QB?

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    Not sure why this question was downvoted, if Edelman gets injured, the Pats will have zero depth at QB…presuming that Garoppolo doesn’t get medical clearance.

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    The coach plays to win and he believes that football players should play football.
    Just imaging the wrong message that he would send if he encouraged players think that they should save themselves for the next game.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Sep 21, 2016 6:08 PM

    Given that Brady is 0-1 against Osweiler,

    just think for a second and ask yourself what one qb has to do with the other in a game. the fact that Brady pretty much owned Peyton is more team than Tom.

    and stop listening to ESPN and others who think that has any relevance. they’re just pot stirrers

  11. What is the estimated number of cheating allegations uttered when the Pat’s go 3-0 with a rookie QB tomorrow night? The over and under is set at 99…

    The Patriots success must drive the haters crazy but what else is new…?

  12. It’s a shame that Goodell Lied and Opened Up this UGLY Can of Worms……….smh………

  13. It’s also a shame that the stupidity that consumes the minds of those still believing that Brady cheated has to be permanent.

    Anyone seen the NFL PSI report from the 2015 season?

  14. factpurveyor says:
    Sep 21, 2016 5:55 PM
    Patriots release mandatory injury report prior to their 3rd game of the 2016 season while the NFL fails to release the report of the PSI information collected during the 2015 season.

    Brady forced to watch the 3rd game of the 2016 season from his couch while the NFL still refuses to publically release the PSI information collected during the 2015 season.

    Keyword here is “manditory”

  15. With a full complement of receivers and TE’s, Brissett can probably move them enough to give Gostkowski a workout. Assuming he hits all his FG’s, if Brissett can manage a TD in each half, they’ll be in good shape.

    Pats 26-18.

  16. Mo Pro Babble says:
    Sep 21, 2016 7:10 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Sep 21, 2016 6:08 PM

    Given that Brady is 0-1 against Osweiler,
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    just think for a second and ask yourself what one qb has to do with the other in a game. the fact that Brady pretty much owned Peyton is more team than Tom.

    and stop listening to ESPN and others who think that has any relevance. they’re just pot stirrers

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    Well I wish Brady helped the team to own Peyton in more AFCC games. We could have had at least two more SB titles. As a Patriots fan I have respect for Osweiler. The kid flat out outplayed Brady in primetime in the snow. He threw passes with plenty of zip, he made critical plays, and the lights weren’t too bright for him.

  17. Thought some clown in the media said the Pats were forcing Jimmy G to play. It’s going to be hilarious when Edelman stays at wr and someone else plays QB if the starter gets hurt. A player that has played QB in the last two years.

  18. 20+ Years of NFL DOMINANCE and there is nothing the butt hurt Trolls can do about it, but whimper on a Patriots thread.

    Bah,hahahahahahah!

    Roger’s Willfully Ignorant, Science Denying Dupes, Lose Again!

  19. I wish no ill will upon Jacoby Brissett. And I apologize for my remark a few days ago, inquiring about Jacoby’s “chicken wing” however, you can understand my amusement and confusion about the doubtfulness or questionability of any particular NE player, coming from Belichick.

  20. Don’t be mad Patriot Hater πŸ™‚

    We aren’t saying we are better than you from arrogance. We say it because we’ll…we are!

    What- you want us to LIE and say you really do deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as US? What good would that do?

    πŸ™‚

  21. ALL HAIL THE Patriots!

    ALL HAIL the NFL’s Greatest Dynasty!

    ALL HAIL THE greatest fanbase in football as proven beyond any shadow of a doubt by a recent study!

    It is SO GREAT to be king!

    πŸ™‚

    #TeeHee
    #WeOwnUBoy
    #BowDownToYourMaster

  22. MiamiDolphinsNation says:
    Sep 21, 2016 6:03 PM
    Pats will be 2-2 before the Shady one returns then beat Cleveland before losing to Cincy and Pitt.πŸ™‚

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    Please stop begging for the Patriots to lose so there would be a glimmer of hope in Miami. It’s sad and pathetic.

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