Report: Patriots not expected to have Damien Harris for Thursday Night Football

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Patriots running back Damien Harris played only 11 snaps Thanksgiving night before leaving with a thigh injury. He did not practice Monday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Harris is not expected to play in Thursday Night Football against the Bills.

Harris is considered week to week, which is an indication he will miss some time, Rapoport adds.

Harris had five carries for 16 yards in the loss to the Vikings.

For the season, Harris is second on the Patriots with 383 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. He also has 13 receptions for 75 yards.

Rhamondre Stevenson is the only other back who saw time in the Patriots’ backfield last week.

8 responses to “Report: Patriots not expected to have Damien Harris for Thursday Night Football

  1. The Patriots passing game showed life against the Vikings. They should be able to torch the overrated Buffalo secondary.

  2. Tre White is healthy and returning to the line up ( All Pro), Jordon Poyer is there ( All Pro) and Elam (1st rounder)is returning to the line up. Which part of that line up is overrated?

  3. Overrated secondary that’s rich even for you. Maybe they are overrated. See when you are missing 5 starters for your top 4 open secondary positions and your secondary is still widely regarded as top 5 then yeah maybe those rookies, USAF’s and practice squad guys that we trotted out are overrated. Probably not top 5. Maybe 6th.

    Deepest team in the league, devastated by injuries including the MVP quarterback and still better than your team by a large margin.

  4. Contract year is a terrible time for Harris to be getting banged up. I don’t think the Patriots bring him back next year and that’s a shame. I like him but Stevenson is the guy now.

  5. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 29, 2022 at 9:35 am
    Contract year is a terrible time for Harris to be getting banged up. I don’t think the Patriots bring him back next year and that’s a shame. I like him but Stevenson is the guy now. I think it will work in the Pat’s favor and I think they bring him back on a prove it deal.

  6. O-line issues and running back issues is not a good mix headed into this game. Maybe Pierre Strong fills in and breaks out and makes up for the roughing penalty in Minnesota last week by busting a long run or two into the end zone. Or maybe they pass on every down and just run the ball 3 times. Whatever it takes.

  7. cheekflamingoz says:
    November 29, 2022 at 8:35 am
    Overrated secondary that’s rich even for you. Maybe they are overrated. See when you are missing 5 starters for your top 4 open secondary positions and your secondary is still widely regarded as top 5 then yeah maybe those rookies, USAF’s and practice squad guys that we trotted out are overrated. Probably not top 5. Maybe 6th.

    Deepest team in the league, devastated by injuries including the MVP quarterback and still better than your team by a large margin.

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    3-9 in the last 12 one score games. If they are as all powerful as you say, I would think that would be reversed. There are signs the OC change has had some less than stellar results as compared to 2021. So we shall see. Keep the games close and anything can happen, especially in division games.

  8. cheekflamingoz says:
    November 29, 2022 at 8:35 am
    Overrated secondary that’s rich even for you. Maybe they are overrated. See when you are missing 5 starters for your top 4 open secondary positions and your secondary is still widely regarded as top 5 then yeah maybe those rookies, USAF’s and practice squad guys that we trotted out are overrated. Probably not top 5. Maybe 6th.

    Deepest team in the league, devastated by injuries including the MVP quarterback and still better than your team by a large margin.
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    As a Patriots fan I feel calling Buffalo’s secondary overrated is a bit of a stretch to say the least. When a team is forced to get deep into their backups and reserves it’s only natural that we will see a decline in sharpness and fluidity of play that comes to having most of a team’s regulars healthy. Despite how many multi-positional players the Patriots have take away a key positional player, eg, Center David Andrews and see what happens to the output of the rest of the guys he plays along side of.
    As for Buffalo being better than NE by a large margin. At this point with only a couple of wins separating 1st from last in the division I don’t agree with you but time will tell.

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