Well this game is the final of the new normal of three on Thanksgiving Day and the New York Jets second turkey day game in the last five seasons. Earlier today the Jets elevated three players off of the practice squad to round out the roster, wide receiver Jordan White and corner backs Donnie Fletcher and Darrin Walls.
New England Patriots Injury Report
OUT/Inactive: TE Rob Gronkowski (arm/hip), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), G Logan Mankins (calf/ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer, OL Markus Zusevics, DE Jake Bequette and CB Marquice Cole (yes the former Jet)
Questionable: DE Ron Brace (elbow), S Patrick Chung (shoulder, hamstring), C Dan Connolly (back), S Steve Gregory (hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), DL Trevor Scott (hamstring), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (knee), WR Wes Welker (ankle), LB Tracy White (foot).
Probable: WR Julian Edelman (hand), DL Kyle Love (knee), LB Jerod Mayo (elbow).
New York Jets Injury Report
OUT/Inactive: QB Greg McElroy, OL Caleb Schlauderaff, RB Kahlil Bell, TE Hayden Smith, DT Damon Harrison and CB Aaron Berry
Questionable: QB Tim Tebow (ribs), RB/KR Joe McKnight (ankle), WR/PR Jeremy Kerley (heel/hamstring), NT Sione Pouha (back), NT Kenrick Ellis (knee), ILB Bart Scott (toe), CB Aaron Berry (quad)
Probable: QB Mark Sanchez (back), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder), WR Stephen Hill (ankle), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist), C Nick Mangold (thumb), RG Brandon Moore (hip), LG Matt Slauson (knee), DT Mike DeVito (finger), OLB Calvin Pace (shoulder), S LaRon Landry (heel)
So with all the moves related to the practice squad and since three spots are available there, expect linebacker Marcus Dowtin to be added back in the coming days. The Jets will need dial up the pressure on Brady by exploiting the injuries on the Patriots offensive line, with Connolly and McDonald hurting as well as both Mankins and Vollmer being inactive as well.
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