EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Patriots didn’t come out of their Week 3 win over the Jets unscathed.
Defensive tackles Davon Godchaux (ankle) and Daniel Ekuale (elbow) and left guard Cole Strange (knee) all left Sunday’s recreation and by no means returned.
Godchaux and Ekuale left the sport through the first half and had been formally dominated out after halftime.
Strange, who was noticed after the sport with ice packs on each knees, suffered his harm through the second half and was changed by rookie Atonio Mafi. Strange missed most of coaching camp and Week 1 with a knee harm.
The Patriots’ line of defense rotation was shortened after Godchaux and Ekuale left the sport. Those accidents led to extra taking part in time for Lawrence Guy, Christian Barmore and Sam Roberts.
“I feel like everybody came in and stepped up and played their role really well,” Guy mentioned. “That’s the best thing about it is we understood what was at stake, and every last one of us took that one. Like, ‘What do you want me to do?’ and went out there and gave a good fight about it. Now we’re just hoping everybody’s healthy coming out of the game and the end of the game gets healthy.”
The Patriots have defensive deal with Jeremiah Pharms on the follow squad in the event that they want an extra physique there for Week 4 towards the Cowboys.
The Patriots lastly had a principally wholesome offensive line previous to Strange’s harm. Rookie Sidy Sow stays in concussion protocol, nevertheless, and veteran offensive deal with Riley Reiff is on injured reserve. Left deal with Trent Brown, heart David Andrews and proper guard Mike Onwenu all completed the sport, nevertheless. And Vederian Lowe took over the Patriots’ beginning proper deal with spot from Calvin Anderson. Mafi would seemingly begin at left guard if Strange misses extra time.
The Patriots additionally entered Sunday’s recreation with three key accidents of their secondary. Cornerbacks Marcus Jones and Jack Jones are on injured reserve, and cornerback Jonathan Jones didn’t make the journey to New York with an ankle harm.