Patriots add important offensive lineman to latest Week 2 injury report

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Important offensive lineman added to Patriots' new Week 2 injury report originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots have a couple important offensive players on their latest Week 2 injury report released Thursday.

Starting quarterback Mac Jones didn't participate in Thursday's practice, but not because of the back injury he was dealing with earlier in the week. Jones was absent due to an illness, but it's reportedly not expected to affect his status for Sunday's road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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One key player added to the injury report was starting left tackle Trent Brown, who was a limited participant in practice because of an ankle injury.

Veteran linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley also was a new addition to the report with a toe injury. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday.

Steelers running back Najee Harris suffered a foot injury in the team's Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He should be good to go for Sunday's matchup versus the Patriots after being a full participant in Thursday's practice. He was limited in Wednesday's session.

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Here's the full Thursday injury reports for both the Patriots and Steelers ahead of Week 2.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (0-1)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

  • QB Mac Jones - Illness

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

  • LB Ja'Whaun Bentley - Toe

  • T Trent Brown - Ankle

  • S Joshuah Bledsoe - Groin

  • S Adrian Phillips - Ribs

  • RB Pierre Strong Jr. - Shoulder

  • CB Shaun Wade - Ankle

FULL PARTICIPATION

  • No players listed

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-0)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

  • LB T.J. Watt, Pectoral (Placed on IR)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

FULL PARTICIPATION

  • RB Najee Harris - Foot

  • LB Rob Spillane - Eye

  • CB Levi Wallace - Ankle