Ebner has been selected to the USA Rugby Men's Sevens team that will compete at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, NFL.com reports. Ebner took a leave of absence from the Patriots in Match and will now remain away from the team while competing for his country in this summer's Olympics. An All-American rugby player at Ohio State and special teams standout in New England, Ebner signed a new contract with the Patriots earlier this year and is expected to rejoin his teammates in training camp after the Olympics.
The Patriots have ruled Cameron Fleming (ankle, finger) and Chandler Jones (hip) out for Sunday's game against Detroit, according to New England's final injury report released Friday. Deemed questionable were Marcus Cannon (hip), Dominique Easley (knee) and Nate Ebner (finger). As expected, Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh) and Jonas Gray (not injury related) were ruled as probable for Week 12.
The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones. All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.
The Patriots are in good shape physically heading into their Sunday night game at Indianapolis. Only defensive Chandler Jones (hip), who is out, has received a worse designation than questionable. The questionables are defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee), defensive back Nate Ebner (finger) and offensive linemen Cameron Fleming (finger) and Ryan Wendell (knee). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wideout Matthew Slater (shoulder) are probable.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is good to go Week 9 against the Broncos. Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. He was never a candidate to miss the game. The team will also have Brandon Browner , who was also listed as probable. Dominique Easley, Nate Ebner and Matthew Slater are also active. The three entered the game considered questionable.
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