The two players up the air for Sunday are Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) and Bilal Powell (strained calf). Matt Forte and Kony Ealy will both return to the lineup after missing last week’s victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Should Powell miss the game, yet again, Elijah McGuire will step up and blend in with the veteran. He didn’t practice all week, so most are expecting him to miss the contest. Big Mo’s status is important in terms of helping Leonard Williams produce interior pressure against Tom Brady.
Alert the presses. Tom Brady is hurt. Well, he’s found himself on the injury report for a decade-running until recently, listed as questionable with a shoulder, but now, it seems to be the real deal.
Brady’s left shoulder is banged up. It was revealed that he has an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. In classic Pats fashion, he’s not worried, via patriots.com:
“I’m good. I’m not worried about it. Yeah, I’ll be there Sunday. Don’t worry about that. I’ll be there,” Brady declared. “I think everybody does [play with injuries and pain]. I mean, there’s a lot of bumps and bruises over the course of a year. So, I’m not concerned.”
Rob Gronkowski was limited in practice late in the week and looks to be on track to play.
Rex Burkhead looks like the only Pat whose status is still unclear.