Patriots list 17 players as questionable for Sunday night

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that the team would have had a hard time playing a game on Thanksgiving because of the illness that has spread throughout the team and that’s reflected on the injury report they handed in on Friday.

Tight end Ryan Izzo has been ruled out because of illness and nine of the 17 players listed as questionable landed on the list for the same reason. The only one of those players who didn’t practice on Friday was linebacker Kyle Van Noy.

Tackle Marcus Cannon, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, linebacker Dont'a Hightower, cornerback Joejuan Williams and left tackle Isaiah Wynn make up that group.

Linebacker Ja'whaun Bentley (knee), defensive lineman Byron Cowart (head), wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (concussion), safety Nate Ebner (ankle, back), wide receiver Julian Edelman (shoulder), cornerback Jason McCourty (groin), wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (hamstring) are also listed as questionable. All of them were limited participants in Friday’s practice.

20 responses to “Patriots list 17 players as questionable for Sunday night

  1. why do teams and media continue to list people like Slater as a WR? Can’t we acknowledge he is a ST guy? He has played maybe a grand total of 10 snaps on Offense in ten (10!) years, seems silly to me

  2. Right now Belichick is like I am at a donut shop for my family on a Satruday morning…

    “Ok, I will take that truck driver to suit up, give me those 2 plumbers, I will take 3 of those insurance agents, give me those 4 players who have been out of college football for 2 years? How many are we at? Ok, great. Let’s add 2 of those rugby players and that NCAA College Wrestling Champion.”

  3. Right now a smart reporter SHOULD be asking Bill at his next presser, “how many guy on your team got their flue shots this fall?” And if the answer isn’t “all of them”, then as a Pats fan I’d be pissed. There’s a detail you failed to take care of Bill. Don’t let it happen again, and I doubt he will

  4. Even Belichick and others in the coaching staff now have this bug. Who knows who else might come down with it before Sunday.
    Then some of these guys will play on Sunday while they’re still contagious and the Texans locker room will be coming down with it next week.

  5. Bagoon Stevens says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    why do teams and media continue to list people like Slater as a WR? Can’t we acknowledge he is a ST guy? He has played maybe a grand total of 10 snaps on Offense in ten (10!) years, seems silly to me

    I could be wrong, but I think its because of how they come up to base salary. Each position has a base salary and special teams is probably a much lower base than Wide reliever.

  6. The injury report is a joke. They should do away with it. You line up at game time and play whoever the other team has out there. And no, I certainly do not care about point spreads or gambling.

  7. 17 has a prime number of 7. Seventeen spelt out has a full reduction of 37 and a reverse full reduction of 44. Patriots equals 37 and 100th NFL Season equals 44 as well. Antonio Brown wore the number 17 on the Patriots. Let’s be honest, how many times has Belichick listed 17 players as questionable in a week? This is not common. I’m sure a lot of the players really did get the flu. However, professional sports are still scripted. There’s a high chance that New England will win their seventh super bowl this season.

  8. patfanken says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    Right now a smart reporter SHOULD be asking Bill at his next presser, “how many guy on your team got their flue shots this fall?” And if the answer isn’t “all of them”, then as a Pats fan I’d be pissed.

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    Hey doctor, who said they have the flu?

  9. Bagoon Stevens says:
    why do teams and media continue to list people like Slater as a WR? Can’t we acknowledge he is a ST guy?
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    Because 99% of STs are made up of various positions from the offense and defense, and just have similar roles on ST so it’s better to keep calling them by their main role. For example, a WR (such as Slater) will line up as a gunner on punts because on punts the gunner is an eligible reciever. Cornerbacks will be found defending against punt-gunners for the same reason. If you just called them all “ST” position you’d have even less clue of their role than if called a Guard, CB or WR. And on most teams not called the Patriots these guys are the backups for those roles rather than “specialists” in the true sense of the word like Slater and Ebner. The media and the league aren’t going to bother differentiating for the sake of the small number of exceptions.

  10. Questionable=nothing wrong with them but Belicheat can’t stand to be honest about anything

  11. johnnycantread says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    The whole organization is questionable.
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    Johnny is very jelly of this organization.

  12. remizak says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:33 pm
    Even Belichick and others in the coaching staff now have this bug. Who knows who else might come down with it before Sunday.
    Then some of these guys will play on Sunday while they’re still contagious and the Texans locker room will be coming down with it next week.

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    Has Houston ATC allowed the plane to land yet?

    The Texans cant be too crazy about this.

  13. johnnycantread says:

    The whole organization is questionable.
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    dannywhite11 says:

    Johnny is very jelly of this organization.
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    I’m not “jelly” of the Patriots’ history of their getting themselves into a jam, time and time again.

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