Final we noticed Damien Harris, he was hobbling off the sphere at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles with a again harm in opposition to the Rams. Nonetheless, he appeared to get better from that challenge in time for observe this previous Wednesday and took half absolutely. He wasn’t even listed on the Patriots’ harm report.
But, throughout Thursday’s session, Harris suffered an ankle harm and was restricted in his observe participation thereafter. Apparently, it is sufficient of a priority that the crew determined to not convey him alongside on the journey to Miami this weekend.
Because of this, New England’s backfield will encompass not more than three tailbacks Sunday afternoon, assuming injured rookie J.J. Taylor (quadriceps muscle) is ready to be part of James White and Sony Michel in uniform. Taylor has been inactive on most sport days of late and hasn’t seen the sport area since Week 3. He would possibly have to be within the combine this weekend, although, given the restricted variety of ball carriers at New England’s disposal. Veteran Rex Burkhead, in fact, stays on Injured Reserve with a knee harm, and fullback Jakob Johnson is extra of a blocker than a rusher.
In the meantime, the offense may even be down a receiver, as Donte Moncrief, who additionally sees time as a return specialist, just isn’t making the journey both. A thigh downside restricted Moncrief all this previous week in practices. Moncrief hasn’t seen a lot motion offensively, however had supplied a spark as a kickoff returner in latest weeks after taking up for Gunner Olszewski, who’s been extra concerned as a punt returner. Olszewski possible will resume being the deep man for kickoffs on Sunday in Miami.
Each Harris and Moncrief had been initially listed on Friday’s closing harm report as Questionable to play this week.