Placed on the injury report for the first time this season, Tom Brady is reportedly listed as probable for New England’s matchup with AFC East rival Miami on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
According to the Boston Globe, Brady was added to the list with right shoulder injury, but in plenty of years past he’s played despite the designation. Brady was limited in practice on Friday and hasn’t missed a game since 2008.
Miami’s Ryan Tannehill also made the injury report with a right shoulder injury, but was a full participant in practice. Of main concern should be tackle Bryant McKinnie’s knee injury. The Dolphins offensive line can’t afford any serious knocks, as Tannehill’s taken enough punishment already. The second-year passer has been sacked a league-high 26 times.
New England will also need Brady’s leadership with plenty of players fighting through injury. Receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edleman, along with running back Brandon Bolden, and top corner Aqib Talib are all listed as questionable.
Should Amendola miss another game it likely won’t break the 5-2 Patriots. He’s made 16 catches for 159 yards in three games this season. But Edelman has been Brady’s best target for a team-high 46 receptions, 455 yards, and two scores.
Tight End Rob Gronkowski is probable to play for the second straight week. He made his return from forearm and back injuries in last week’s nail-biting 30-27 loss to the New York Jets with eight catches for 118 yards.
All of 3-3 Miami’s injuries were filed under probable, including corner Dimitri Patterson and defensive end Cameron Wake. Patterson leads the team with two picks, while the last year’s top pass rusher Wake has been held to 2.5 sacks and six total tackles in five games.
Las Vegas Betting Odds: New England favored by 6.5 points
Over-Under: 45 points
Where To Watch Online: NFL Sunday Ticket Max
Kickoff Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
TV Channel: CBS
Prediction; New England 30, Miami 17
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