It Is What It Is
NEED TO KNOW
Follow WEEI.com football writer Christopher Price at twitter.com/cpriceNFL. In addition, get the latest WEEI.com updates at twitter.com/WEEI.
A WEEI.com Patriots Blog
WEEI.com Blog Network
Posts related to ‘chandler jones’
Dominique Easley (knee) misses Patriots practice 11.20.14 at 4:42 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off
Dominique Easley

Dominique Easley

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)

Limited participation

OL Marcus Cannon (hip)
S Nate Ebner (finger)
WR Julian Edelman (thigh)

Full participation

QB Tom Brady (ankle)

Read More: Cameron Fleming, chandler jones, Dominique Easley, Julian Edelman
Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger) misses Patriots practice, Julian Edelman (thigh) limited 11.19.14 at 4:47 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off

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:

Read the rest of this entry »

Read More: Cameron Fleming, chandler jones, Julian Edelman, Marcus Cannon
Sealver Siliga present at Patriots walkthrough, 21-day window begins at 1:26 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off
Sealver Siliga

Sealver Siliga

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.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Read More: Cameron Fleming, chandler jones, Sealver Siliga,
Chandler Jones (hip) ruled out again, Akeem Ayers (non-injury) misses practice 11.14.14 at 4:55 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off
Chandler Jones. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Chandler Jones. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — Chandler Jones will miss his third straight game Sunday when the Patriots travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in Sunday night football. Jones, who injured his hip on Oct. 16 against the Jets, hasn’t practiced since suffering the injury.

The team also reported that Akeem Ayers missed practice Friday for a non-injury related matter. He is expected to play Sunday night, per the team’s injury report released Friday afternoon.

Dominique Easley (knee) leads a group of four players who were limited on Friday and are questionable for Sunday night. Easley returned to practice on Thursday after missing Tuesday and Wednesday practices.

Matthew Slater returned to full participation on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. He is officially probable for Sunday.

Chandler Jones won’t be the only one in the football family not playing Sunday night. Colts defensive tackle Arthur Jones – Chandler’s brother – has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

Here is Friday’s complete Patriots practice report:

Did not practice

DE Chandler Jones (hip) OUT

Limited participation

DL Dominique Easley (knee) QUESTIONABLE
S Nate Ebner (finger) QUESTIONABLE
OL Cameron Fleming (finger) QUESTIONABLE
OL Ryan Wendell (knee) QUESTIONABLE

Full participation

WR Matthew Slater (shoulder) PROBABLE
QB Tom Brady (ankle) PROBABLE

Read More: Akeem Ayers, chandler jones, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots
Akeem Ayers, Chandler Jones not spotted Friday at Patriots practice at 1:26 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off
Akeem Ayers recorded a sack in his first game as a Patriot against the Bears. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images).

Akeem Ayers recorded a sack in his first game as a Patriot against the Bears. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images).

FOXBORO — The Patriots returned to the great outdoors Friday to conclude their field work for the Colts this Sunday night in the controlled environment of Lucas Oil Stadium. But linebacker Akeem Ayers was not spotted on the upper grass fields for the shorts and shells practice. The Patriots had practiced Wednesday and Thursday indoors at the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse to simulate game conditions Sunday.

Ayers has not been on the injury report this week with any health issue. Brandon LaFell missed Tuesday’s practice with a reported case of strep throat before returning on Wednesday. He hasn’t missed any additional practice time this week and was not on the injury report Wednesday or Thursday.

Dominique Easley was again at practice on Friday after missing Tuesday and Wednesday’s practices due to a knee issue. His return Thursday and Friday is a good sign that he could be ready to suit up when the Patriots take on the Colts Sunday night.

The only other player absent Friday was Chandler Jones, who has missed the last month since injuring his hip against the Jets on Oct. 16.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Read More: Akeem Ayers, Brandon LaFell, chandler jones, Indianapolis Colts
Dominique Easley (knee) limited at Patriots practice 11.13.14 at 3:55 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off
Dominique Easley

Dominique Easley

FOXBORO — The Patriots got some good news Thursday when rookie defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee) returned to practice after missing the first two practices of the week.

Easley practicing was the only change from Wednesday’s practice report, as Chandler Jones (hip) was the lone player not to participate in the session held inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse to simulate the playing conditions inside Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday night.

For the Colts, defensive tackle Arthur Jones (ankle), Chandler’s brother, and linebacker Erik Walden (quad) were limited participants after not practicing at all on Wednesday.

Here is the complete Patriots practice report:

Did not practice

DE Chandler Jones (hip)

Limited participation

DL Dominique Easley (knee)
S Nate Ebner (finger)
OL Cameron Fleming (finger)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OL Ryan Wendell (knee)

Full participation

QB Tom Brady (ankle)

Read More: chandler jones, Dominique Easley, Indianapolis Colts,
Dominique Easley (knee) returns to Patriots practice, only Chandler Jones (hip) missing at 12:10 pm ET
By   |  Comments Off
Dominique Easley

Dominique Easley

FOXBORO — Dominique Easley returned to Patriots practice on Thursday inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse, according to reports. Easley had missed Tuesday and Wednesday’s practices due to a knee issue. His return Thursday is a good sign that he could be ready to suit up when the Patriots take on the Colts Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Thursday’s workout was in sweats and shells.

Easley was seen working with trainers at the last practice before the Patriots’ bye week last Wednesday, and has been listed on the injury report for most of the season with a knee injury. There were a pair of crutches by his locker on Tuesday but he was seen walking with no limp through the locker room during media availability.

The only player absent Thursday was Chandler Jones, who has missed the last month since injuring his hip against the Jets on Oct. 16.

Thursday marked the second straight day the Patriots practiced in the bubble as they try to simulate game conditions for Sunday night on the fast track indoors.

After missing Tuesday’s practice with strep throat (per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald), Brandon LaFell was again on hand at practice Thursday for a second straight day.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Read More: chandler jones, Dominique Easley, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots
Latest on Twitter
Patriots Box Score
Patriots Schedule
Patriots Headlines
NFL Headlines
Tips & Feedback

Verify