Patriots

Warren's return should help vs. run-happy Raiders

346744.jpg

Warren's return should help vs. run-happy Raiders

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
Myron Pryor's on IR, Mike Wright's status is up in the air, and Albert Haynesworth's back has been acting up.
For the Patriots, that kind of defensive line depth shortage is a bad recipe for dealing with the run-happy Oakland Raiders. The re-signing of Gerard Warren was no doubt aimed at addressing that. Raiders running back Darren McFadden currently leads the NFL in rushing with 393 yards (6.4 average) and also leads the Raiders in catches (11 for 84). Slowing him down will go a long way toward helping the Patriots defense find some semblance of control over opposing offenses. Warren, released at the end on September 7after what seemed like a solid preseason, doesn't bring the same pass rush ability as Wright and Pryor but he is smart and a tough guy to move. He also plays very hard. The Patriots' remade defensive line with Vince Wilfork, Haynesworth, Andre Carter and Shaun Ellis hasn't made the difference expected. Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Cutler out for Dolphins

dolphins_jay_cutler_102317.jpg

Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Cutler out for Dolphins

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

OUT
C David Andrews (illness)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)

DOUBTFUL
TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Danny Amendola (knee)
DT Malcom Brown (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (ankle)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)

OFF INJURY LIST
QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
TE Rob Gronkowski (illness)

MIAMI DOLPHINS

OUT
G Jermon Bushrod (foot)
DE William Hayes (back)
QB Jay Cutler (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE
T Laremy Tunsill (illness)
LB Stephone Anthony (quadriceps)
S Maurice Smith (illness)

OFF INJURY LIST
RB Senorise Perry (knee)
S Michael Thomas (knee)
DT Ndamukong Suh (not injury related)

Tom Brady: Achilles injury 'nothing to worry about'

cp-patriots-raiders-brady-1-111917.jpg

Tom Brady: Achilles injury 'nothing to worry about'

FOXBORO — Within 30 seconds of his Friday press conference beginning, Tom Brady was talking about biscuits. That should tell you how small a deal he considers the Achilles tendon issue that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice. 

Brady practiced for the second consecutive day Friday, after which he confirmed that he will be good to go Sunday against the Dolphins. 

MORE PATRIOTS:

“I feel great. Ready to go, so I’ll be excited for Sunday and it feels good to get a little extra treatment,” Brady said. “I’m feeling great this time of year. It will be a fun week. Nothing to worry about.”

After that, Brady spoke about the aforementioned Thanksgiving biscuits of which he posted pictures on Instagram. He said they were good. Rob Gronkowski said he wanted some and that there would be “problems” if Brady didn’t bring any in for him. Everyone got a real kick out of it. 

It’s hard to imagine Brady’s status for Sunday actually being up in the air. He has gone 134 consecutive regular-season games without missing time due to injury. His only absence in that span came in the form of last season’s four-game suspension for Deflategate.