The New England Patriots squad is in poor form near the middle of the season.
2-5 Patriots have ruled out five players, including four beginners, who were injured ahead of their Week 9 match against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We know rookie running back JJ Taylor (sick), broad receiver N’Keal Harry (concussion), defensive player Lawrence Guy (elbow, shoulder, knee), winger Ja’Whaune Bentley (groin ) and corner defender Stephon Gilmore (knee) won ‘t play Monday night. In the end, Dalton Keene (knee) did not come to New York and was officially eliminated on Monday morning.
Here are three players who can take on bigger roles with injuries scattered across the list.
WR KRISTIAN WILKERSON
The unreported rookie-wide identifier has not been officially removed from the practice team yet, but he did make a trip to New York.
The Patriots have only three healthy recipients on their 53-person list in Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and Gunner Olszewski. If Wilkerson gets a lift, he will be the number 4 choice in wideband receivers.
The 6-foot-wide, 214-pound player, who hasn’t made the NFL debut yet, has exceptional agility and agility in goal.
FBS products have been very effective during his 4 years working in Southeast Missouri. Wilkerson won the Patriots Practice Player of the Week title, who had competition from a number of other teams when they signed him to their practice team in September.
DT CARL DAVIS
Patriots signed Davis from Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice team on October 14. He missed some training sessions due to concussion but made a trip to New York.
Davis will share a defensive role with Adam Butler, Byron Cowart and Nick Thurman. At 6 foot-5, 320 pounds, Davis is the Patriots’ biggest player on defense.
The 28-year-old was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Draft 2015’s third round out of Iowa. He also spends time with the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts.
He has 32 tackles in 36 matches with 12 starts.
LB JOSH UCHE
Uche made his NFL debut last week, playing 12 snaps while registering a quarter-back strike and a clearance.
He will play a bigger role this week with Bentley debut. Uche or rookie Anfernee Jennings will start as Bentley. The only other full-backs on the team were rookie special forces rookie Cassh Maluia and training team options Michael Pinckney, a rookie, and Terez Hall.
Uche is the Patriots’ most athletic midfielder. He was part of New England’s game plan as a player overcoming the situation in Week 8 but replaced Bentley as the inside-start left-back left the match and failed to return to injury. groin injury.
Second round picks could kick off the second NFL match of his career.
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