Saturday, September 6, 2014
Week 1 Injury Report: Patriots at Dolphins
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would like to welcome you to the 2014 NFL regular season! In case you are a new fan (yeah right) or maybe you just forgot how New England operated, Tom Brady (calf) was one of three Pats that are listed as questionable on the Week 1 injury report.
Cue the fake hysteria on the local Friday night newscasts! Rob Gronkowski (knee) and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (hand) were the others that are 50/50 for Sunday afternoon (1, CBS) in steamy Miami.
Not that anyone besides Patriots fanboys like yours truly and their families know who they are but defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle) and defensive lineman Chris Jones (ankle) have both already been ruled out for New England so they'll have more time to enjoy that famous Miami nightlife.
For the host Dolphins, linebacker Phillip Wheeler (thumb), defensive end Terrence Fede (knee) and center Mike Pouncey (hip) are all out. Guard William Turner (foot) is listed as doubtful so don't expect to see him on Miami's new-look offensive line.
Get plenty of rest and make sure to hydrate on Saturday in order to be prepared for a full day of the NFL on Sunday. I'll update this before kickoff when the rest of the inactive players are announced.
UPDATE 9/7: Patriots inactives are Buchanan, Jones, LB Darius Fleming, OL Bryan Stork, WR Aaron Dobson (ugh), RB James White and OL Josh Kline. The Dolphins inactives are Wheeler, Fede, Pouncey, Turner, LB Jordan Tripp, OL Jason Fox & DT Bruce Gaston.