The sky might not be falling for the New England Patriots on the injury front after all.
On Friday, the team got some major upgrades on the injury report with running back Rhamondre Stevenson returning to practice and bumped to questionable to play in Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Wideout Jakobi Meyers, running back Damien Harris and cornerback Jack Jones are also listed as questionable to play. Those potential returns would be a huge lift on both sides of the ball for the Patriots. Keep in mind, burgeoning defensive tackle Christian Barmore could also return to the lineup in Week 15, depending on how his body responds to practice.
Right tackle Isaiah Wynn, cornerback Jalen Mills and receiver DeVante Parker have been ruled out for the game.
There was hope that Mills would be ready to return from his groin injury, but he remains sidelined for the Patriots. His absence could become a real problem if Jones isn’t able to suit up against the Raiders.
Belichick asked about Christian Barmore’s progress. Says the #Patriots had a lighter practice on Wednesday, so how he responds to yesterday’s practice is key. Also explains how Meyers went from limited to a DNP on Thursday.
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) December 16, 2022
This will be an all-hands-on-deck sort of game against a desperate Raiders team with former longtime Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, as their head coach.