Today’s session was a walkthrough (helmets, but no other pads), and notably absent were two significant players: RB
Vereen, as was first reported yesterday by Fox Sports, underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his wrist, suffered very early against Buffalo Sunday. He has since been placed on injured reserve/designated for return, meaning he’ll be out of commission for at least the next eight weeks before he will be eligible to practice again.
One player who could spell Vereen is veteran
Amendola also played through a serious injury to his right groin against the Bills, and it appears he could be out for at least in the short term, according to multiple media reports. The team listed his participation at the walkthrough as “limited,” too.
Amendola was seen walking briefly into and out of the locker room following today’s practice, but he declined to go on record to comment about his health status. New England can ill afford to lose any more receivers, which makes rookie
Dobson was scratched from the lineup against Buffalo due to a left hamstring problem, but told reporters in the locker room after today’s workout that he “definitely” expects to play Thursday night against the Jets.
Three more players were added to the Week 2 injury report Tuesday, making a total of 13 Patriots who are dealing with something medical: cornerbacks
Jones-ing for more
“It’s a lot different. There’s a lot less space. You don’t have a lot of room to use certain moves. You have to kind of come in with an amount of moves you can move and perfect those.
And he appeared to have some success from that spot.
“Thank you… I had a few pressures,” he admitted with a chuckle and grin. “Hopefully, we can get it done Thursday night.”