Well, well, well ... look who’s name is right there near the top of the of injury report this week—Tom Brady. But don’t worry. Touchdown Tom didn’t show up on the injury report until Friday, and he is not going to miss this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, despite his bum elbow.
A bigger problem for the Patriots is further down the list where the team’s wide receivers are all hurting. Phillip Dorsett, Julian Edelman, and Mohamed Sanu are all questionable. Edelman is not expected to miss the game, so Brady should have his security blanket. Dorsett still hasn’t been cleared from his concussion, making it highly unlikely he’ll play. Sanu is not expected to play either.
Another team with a long list of offensive skill players on the injury report this week is the 49ers, who have a big Sunday night game against the Packers. Tight end George Kittle is expected to play, despite his questionable status, and the same goes for receivers Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders. Running back Matt Breida is most likely not playing, so their rushing game will center on Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert.
As always, keep an eye on the news into Sunday morning. There always ends up being a few surprises that pop up before the first wave of active rosters are submitted.
Out: Matthew Stafford (hip, back)
Questionable: Tom Brady (right elbow)
Out: James Conner (shoulder), Devonta Freeman (foot), Zach Line (knee)
Doubtful: Matt Breida (ankle)
Questionable: Damien Harris (hamstring), Jordan Howard (shoulder), Adrian Peterson (toe), Chris Thompson (toe), Dan Vitale (knee)
Out: A.J. Green (ankle), Deonte Harris (hamstring), JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee)
Questionable: Nelson Agholor (knee), Phillip Dorsett (concussion), Julian Edelman (shoulder), Alshon Jeffery (ankle), Stanley Morgan (illness), Tim Patrick (shoulder), Deebo Samuel (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (ribs), Mohamed Sanu (ankle), Matt Slater (hamstring), Auden Tate (concussion), Demaryius Thomas (hamstring)
Out: Vernon Davis (concussion), Seth DeValve (oblique), Rhett Ellison (concussion), Evan Engram (foot), Austin Hooper (knee), Drew Sample (ankle), Adam Shaheen (foot)
Doubtful: Delanie Walker (ankle)
Questionable: Jeff Heuerman (knee), George Kittle (knee, ankle), Robert Tonyan (hip)