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Patriots’ Dion Lewis likely out today

Dion Lewis, Tre Jackson


The Patriots are heading into today’s game against the Jets without their leading rusher.

New England running back Dion Lewis is not expected to play today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lewis, who is listed as questionable with an abdominal injury, will go through pregame warmups and see how he feels, but at the moment it doesn’t look good.

Lewis has started all five games this season and has 40 carries for 201 yards and two touchdowns, and he’s also second on the team with 26 catches. Losing him is a significant blow to the offense.

LeGarrette Blount will be the Patriots’ main running back today, and James White will likely get more playing time on passing downs. Patriots running back Brandon Bolden is questionable with a hamstring injury.