Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Hightower listed as doubtful

Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Hightower listed as doubtful

FOXBORO -- Dont'a Hightower hasn't practiced for the Patriots all week, but the team has left the door open a sliver for him to get on the field Sunday. The defensive captain was the lone player listed as "doubtful" for this weekend's game with the Dolphins. 

Should the Patriots go without Hightower, linebackers Jonathan Freeny, Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts and Barkevious Mingo could all see extra playing time. Hightower's duties as the defense's primary communicator could then fall to fellow 'backer Jamie Collins.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been listed as "questionable" with a hamstring injury that has limited him throughout practice this week. 

Here's the full injury report for the Patriots and Dolphins as they prepare for their Week 2 matchup:


CB Eric Rowe (ankle)

LB Dont'a Hightower (knee)

CB Malcolm Butler (ankle)
OL Marcus Cannon (knee)
G Jonathan Cooper (foot)
DL Trey Flowers (shoulder)
TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)
OL Shaq Mason (hand)
LB Shea McClellin (shoulder)
OL Nate Solder (hamstring)


C Mike Pouncey (hip)

TE Cameron Jordan (thigh)
RB Arian Foster (hamstrong)
CB Xavien Howard (knee)
LB Jelani Jenkins (knee)
WR DeVante Parker (hamstring)
LB Spencer Paysinger (biceps)
DT Jordan Phillips (ankle)
DE Mario Williams (concussion)


Report: Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Report: Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots reportedly have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal confirmed Patterson is in fact on his way to New England.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.