The New England Patriots opened and closed the week with a full roster of 53 people.
A total of 15 would be limited in practice on Friday, including wide receiver N’Keal Harry and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. All 15 have since been listed as questionable to face the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Here’s the final injury report before kickoff at 1 p.m. ET at NRG Stadium.
- Patriots: no player listed
- Texans: S Michael Thomas (shoulder)
Running back Sony Michel and offensive tackle Justin Herron are named to return from the injured New England reserve. The deadline for activating the first on the list approaches after fieldwork resumes on November 5. The latter, on the other hand, had its 21-day window open earlier this week.
The Texans ruled out a veteran for Sunday. Thomas missed three consecutive practices due to a shoulder problem. The 2018 Pro Bowler has appeared in every game this season with Houston, playing 99 shots on defense and 179 shots on special teams.
- Patriots: RB Damien Harris (ankle / chest), WR N’Keal Harry (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (knee), TE Ryan Izzo (hamstring / hand), OT Isaiah Wynn (ankle), G Joe Thuney (ankle), G Shaq Mason (calf), DT Lawrence Guy (shoulder / elbow / knee), DT Adam Butler (shoulder), DE Deatrich Wise (knee / hand), LB John Simon (elbow), LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (groin), LB Terez Hall (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (knee), K Nick Folk (back)
- Texans: FB Cullen Gillaspia (back), WR Kenny Stills (back), OT Laremy Tunsil (illness), G Senio Kelemete (concussion), DE Charles Omenihu (hamstrings), LB Jacob Martin (uninjured), P Bryan Anger ( quad right)
Harry, struggling with shoulder disease, marked the only addition to the New England limited. The Broad had returned to the field in Week 10 after missing two games with a concussion. As for Gilmore, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year has been inactive for three straight games after injuring his knee during training in October. Gilmore was made available for a video conference with reporters on Friday afternoon.
As for the Texans, seven are officially questionable. This listing includes Tunsil. The starting left tackle has been offensive every shot this fall, but has not participated in training this week due to illness. The rest of the Houston 50-50s did it on a partial basis.