David Andrews, DeVante Parker Among 4 Absent: Patriots-Colts Injury Report

David Andrews, DeVante Parker Among 4 Absent: Patriots-Colts Injury Report

FOXBORO — The final injury and practice participation report for Week 9, which was released on Monday, provided some clarity for the New England Patriots in a few critical positions of need.

The Patriots have listed nine players with injury on their report ahead of their match against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, November 6. A few of their key offensive players are still out, but a few of their top defenders are still available.

Here is Thursday afternoon’s full report, along with its implications for this upcoming matchup:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (4-4)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

C David Andrews – Concussion

OT Marcus Cannon – Concussion

RB Damien Harris – Illness

WR DeVante Parker – Knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DL Christian Barmore – Knee

S Kyle Dugger – Ankle

RB Pierre Strong Jr. – Hamstring

LB Josh Uche – Hamstring

DE Deatrich Wise Jr. – Ankle

REMOVED FROM LIST

S Devin McCourty – Not Injury Related

S Adrian Phillips – Shoulder

WR / SPT – Matthew Slater – Hamstring

What it means for the Patriots:

Due to an illness and a knee injury, respectively, running back Damien Harris and wide receiver DeVante Parker have yet to participate in practice this week. Though the nature of Harris’ illness has yet to be disclosed, Parker is still feeling the effects from a knee injury suffered on New England’s first offensive play of their 22-17 victory of the New York Jets last Sunday. Parker’s inability to practice last Sunday seems to be a negative sign of his readiness to play against the Colts, despite a positive prognosis (mild strain).

Andrews also missed the Pats Week 9 victory, but he is continuing his recovery from a concussion. The Pats team captain suffered an illegal blindside from Mike Pennel, a Chicago Bears defender. Andrews leadership and field prowess were clearly missing from the Patriots. Reserve center James Ferentz struggled to complete his assignments against the Jets’ tough defensive front. Indy will undoubtedly try to exploit his potential absence.

Swing lineman Marcus Cannon was added to Thursday’s report, as the 11-year veteran has entered concussion protocol. Cannon was not given a status report by Wedneady, so it is not clear if he sustained the injury in practice the day before. It is safe to assume that Cannon will not be able to play due to the timing of his injury. However, no official confirmation has been made.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-4-1)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

CB Tony Brown – Hamstring

T Dennis Kelly – Calf/Ankle

QB Matt Ryan – Right Shoulder

DT Grover Stewart – Not Injury Related – Resting Player

LB Grant Stuard – Pectoral

RB Jonathan Taylor – Ankle

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

C Ryan Kelly – Knee

LB E.J. Speed – Ankle

FULL PARTICIPATION

DT DeForest Buckner – Shoulder

CB Stephon Gilmore – Rib

RB Zack Moss – Not Injury Related – Travel

DE Yannick Ngakoue – Not Injury Related – Resting Player

DE Kwity Paye – Ankle

What it means for the Colts:

While Indianapolis had a handful of non-participant on Thursday, the most important of them to be monitored is running back Jonathan Taylor.

Just one year-removed from an MVP-caliber performance in 2021, Taylor’s productivity has significantly cooled in 2022. Thus far, he has amassed 462 yards on 197 carries for a 4.3-yard average and just one touchdown. However, injuries and inconsistency on the offensive line have contributed greatly to the Colts’ decline in the running game. He has missed two days of practice and it seems unlikely that he will play. They will be relying on running back Deon Jackson and the newly-acquired Zack Moss to run the team.


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