|Chandler Jones (hip), Cameron Fleming (ankle) ruled out for Sunday vs. Lions||11.21.14 at 5:26 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Chandler Jones will miss his fourth straight game with a hip injury while Cameron Fleming’s ankle injury suffered Sunday night against the Colts will keep him out of this weekend’s game against the Lions.
The two players were the only ones ruled out Friday after being two of the four players who missed practice. The team worked out in the cold for a second straight day in preparation for the game at Gillette Stadium. Also missing Friday was Dominique Easley. He missed practice for a second straight game with a knee issue but is officially questionable for Sunday.
Jonas Gray appeared on the report but only because he missed practice after showing up late at Gillette Stadium on Friday morning. He was sent home but was expected to return later in the day to apologize for oversleeping.
Fleming is also listed with a finger issue. But the finger, which is said to be still an issue, is likely not what’s keeping him from playing Sunday. Fleming was spotted with a big walking boot on his foot as he made his way through the locker room on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Jones hasn’t practiced since suffering the hip injury in Week 7. Both Fleming and Jones missed the entire week.
For the Lions, defensive lineman Nick Fairley once again did not practice and was ruled out with a knee injury. Offensive lineman Nick Warford was also officially ruled out, also suffering from a knee injury. Reggie Bush (ankle) is officially questionable after being limited all week in practice.
Here is Friday’s complete Patriots practice report:
Did not practice
OL Cameron Fleming (finger/ankle) OUT
DE Chandler Jones (hip) OUT
DL Dominique Easley (knee) QUESTIONABLE
RB Jonas Gray (not injury related)
OL Marcus Cannon (hip) QUESTIONABLE
S Nate Ebner (finger) QUESTIONABLE
WR Julian Edelman (thigh) PROBABLE
QB Tom Brady (ankle) PROBABLE
|Dominique Easley (knee) misses Patriots practice||11.20.14 at 4:42 pm ET|
The Patriots practiced outside in the cold on the grass fields behind Gillette Stadium on Thursday in advance of Sunday’s game with the Lions. Chandler Jones (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Cameron Fleming (finger/ankle) all missed the session.
Jones hasn’t practiced since suffering the hip injury in Week 7, while Fleming didn’t practice Wednesday after leaving late in last Sunday’s game against the Colts with an ankle injury. It was Fleming’s first action since suffering a finger injury Week 4 against Kansas City, which he is still said to be dealing with. Easley missed the practice after being limited on Wednesday. It is worth noting that Wednesday’s practice was a walkthrough and Thursday’s was held in full pads.
Offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee) was removed from the injury report.
On a side note, Sealver Siliga was spotted at Wednesday’s walkthrough, but his 21-day window of coming off short-term injured reserve has not started yet.
For the Lions, running back Joique Bell was limited in practice after not practicing at all on Wednesday. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive lineman Nick Fairley once again did not practice.
Here is the complete Patriots practice report:
Did not practice
DL Dominique Easley (knee)
OL Cameron Fleming (finger/ankle)
DE Chandler Jones (hip)
OL Marcus Cannon (hip)
S Nate Ebner (finger)
WR Julian Edelman (thigh)
QB Tom Brady (ankle)
|Sealver Siliga, Cameron Fleming missing at start of Patriots practice; LeGarrette Blount present||at 12:05 pm ET|
According to multiple reports, Sealver Siliga, Dominique Easley, Cameron Fleming and Chandler Jones were absent at the start of Patriots practice Thursday afternoon. Newly signed running back LeGarrette Blount was present and wore No. 60 (very-much temporary).
Easley (knee), Fleming (finger/ankle) and Jones (hip) all did not practice on Wednesday, while Siliga was spotted at Wednesday’s practice, he in fact has not been taken off of the short-term designated for return list, so his 21-day clock has not yet been started.
The Patriots are getting ready for Sunday’s matchup against the Lions Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
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|Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger) misses Patriots practice, Julian Edelman (thigh) limited||11.19.14 at 4:47 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Some new injuries have appeared on the injury report for the Patriots in advance of Sunday’s meeting with the Lions at Gillette Stadium. This comes following Wednesday’s practice, which was held indoors inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse and was a walkthrough.
Julian Edelman (thigh) popped up on the injury report for the first time this season, and was limited in the practice. Edelman landed awkwardly on his side during the first quarter of last Sunday’s game, and has taken a beating all season long, so it really seemed like a matter of time before his name appeared. The injury did not seem to phase Edelman as he missed just a few plays.
Offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger/ankle) missed the practice in its entirety. Fleming injured his ankle late in Sunday’s game and did not return, while he suffered the finger injury Week 4 in Kansas City — the injury has been on the injury report since that game. Last Sunday was Fleming’s first action since Week 4.
Finally, offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (hip) was limited. It was the first time he’s appeared on the injury report this season. Cannon saw limited action Sunday as a substitute offensive lineman.
Chandler Jones (hip) once again did not practice and Matthew Slater (shoulder) was removed from the injury report. Defensive lineman Sealver Siliga returned to practice for the first time since being placed on injured reserve designated for return after injuring his foot in Week 3. The Patriots have 21 days to decide whether or not to add him to the active roster or shut him down.
For the Lions, wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive lineman Nick Fairley (knee) and running back Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice.
Here is the full Patriots practice report:
FOXBORO — Defensive lineman Sealver Siliga was present at the start of Patriots practice Wednesday, the first time he has practiced since being put on short-term injured reserve on Sept. 27. Siliga suffered a foot injury in the Patriots’ Week 3 win over the Raiders.
Now that Siliga has practiced, the Patriots have 21 days to activate him to the active roster, or shut him down for the rest of the season. If he were to be activated, the Patriots would need to make room on the 53-man roster for him. As it stands now he does not count against their 53. Siliga is eligible to play Sunday, but as mentioned a roster spot would need to be created.
Cameron Fleming and Chandler Jones were also not spotted at the walkthrough held inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse.
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|Patriots’ 244-yard rushing attack vs. Colts ‘a group effort’||11.17.14 at 5:56 pm ET|
FOXBORO — In Sunday night’s dominant win over the Colts, much of the attention was centered around running back Jonas Gray and his 199 yards and four touchdowns, but he would not have been able to pick up those yards if it weren’t for his blockers leading the way in front of him.
“Yeah, when it’s working, yeah,” Solder said with a smile. “When it’s working you do like that, definitely.”
It was a complete team effort as everyone was involved in the blocking game. Rookie Cameron Fleming saw his first action since Week 4 and was used as an extra tight end on a number of occasions — this going along with fullback James Develin and tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui doing their usual solid work.
“Everyone has got their roles and when Cam [Fleming] came in, he did a really good job for us in that jumbo tight end look,” said Develin. “Then Hoo-man [Hoomanawanui] and Gronk, they consistently get the job done on the edge and our offense line blew open some huge holes. It was fun to watch those guys work.”
It was the second game this season the Patriots have had 200 or more yards rushing as they ran for 220 yards against the Bengals in Week 5. It was the 12th time the team has ran for over 200 yards under Bill Belichick and they are 12-0 in those games.
|Patriots suit 8 offensive linemen as Cameron Fleming returns, Dominique Easley will play||11.16.14 at 7:11 pm ET|
INDIANAPOLIS — The Patriots will be dressing eight offensive linemen tonight as the result of their inactive designations for Sunday night’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
In a bit of a surprise, special teamer Don Jones was made inactive to make room for the return of Cameron Fleming, who has missed the last five games with a finger injury. For Jones, it’s just the second time in 10 games he’s been inactive and the first time since Week 3 against the Raiders.
Other inactives for the Patriots include DE Chandler Jones (hip), DL Casey Walker, RB James White, DB Alfonzo Dennard, OL Jordan Devey and WR Aaron Dobson.
Defensive lineman Dominique Easley, who missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday, will play after returning Thursday and getting treatment for his knee.
Dennard is inactive for the third straight game after starting the previous three games. Chandler Jones is missing his third straight game since injuring his hip against the Jets on Oct. 16.
For the Colts, Ricky Jean Francois will start at defensive tackle for Arthur Jones, the brother of Chandler. Arthur Jones is out with an ankle injury. Other inactives for the Colts include ILB Henoc Muamba, OLB Victor Butler, OG Lance Louis, C/G Khaled Holmes, OT Xavier Nixon and DT Kelcy Quarles.