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Here’s who’s on the Patriots’ first injury report of the 2023 season


The Patriots have five “limited” players on their injury report heading into Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

Mike Onwenu has been restricted this summer as he recovers from ankle surgery. Winslow Townson/AP Images

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots had a perfect turnout in Wednesday’s practice at a damp Gillette Stadium, but New England could still be short of a few key contributors in Sunday’s season opener against the Eagles.

New England released its first injury report of the 2023 season on Wednesday night, designating five players as “limited” ahead of a scheduled game with Philadelphia.

Here is New England’s first injury report for the new season:


OT Trent Brown — Illness
CB Jack Jones – hamstrings
OL Mike Onwenu — Ankle
WR DeVante Parker—Knee
OL Cole Strange – Knee

While no players have yet been ruled out for Sunday, it’s concerning that three of New England’s starters on the offensive line are currently hampered to some degree.

Onwenu and Strange’s status isn’t as surprising. Onwenu was only activated from the PUP roster towards the end of pre-season as he recovered from off-season ankle surgery, while Strange was restricted for the past month and more. after injuring his knee in the Patriots’ first padded practice of training camp.

Brown’s condition is worth watching, as New England are already in poor shape without any starters named to RT.

Even if Brown, Strange and Onwenu are all given the green light to play, the Patriots will still have their hands full against a ferocious pass rush from Philly.

The Eagles totaled 70.0 sacks last season, 15 more than the second-placed Steelers. Alongside proven rushers Haason Reddick and Josh Sweat, Philadelphia also has veterans like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, along with two talented youngsters like Jordan Davis and Jalen Carter.

Parker missed two practices last week, but returned on Monday and actively participated in the preparation for Week 1.

Jones’ current illness could spoil some of the recent developments that have happened to him. On Tuesday, the Suffolk County prosecutor dropped the firearms charges Jones faced after his June arrest at Logan airport in exchange for a year of pretrial probation and 48 hours of labor. ‘general interest.

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