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  • Patriots' Devin McCourty: Rehabbing from shoulder surgery

    McCourty recently underwent shoulder surgery and is currently rehabbing, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. McCourty appeared in all 17 regular-season games for New England and played every single defensive snap in all but four of those contests. The veteran safety is believed to have suffered the shoulder injury during a Week 14 game against the Cardinals, but he didn't miss a snap in Weeks 15-18. Per Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site, the 35-year-old hasn't made a decision on if he'll play next season.
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  • Patriots' Jonathan Jones: Career year in 2022

    Jones recorded 69 tackles (56 solo), four interceptions and scored a touchdown while playing in 16 games during the 2022 season. Jones had the best season of his career, as he led the team in interceptions, pass deflections and forced fumbles, all of which were new career highs for him. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, the 2016 undrafted free agent has earned himself a pay day from either the Patriots or another team.
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  • Patriots' Kyle Dugger: Scores three touchdowns

    Dugger finished the 2022 season with 78 tackles (50 solo), one sack, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery while scoring three touchdowns in 15 games. Dugger had the best season of his young career despite missing two games with an ankle injury, as he led the NFL with three defensive touchdowns. The 26-year-old also finished third on the team in interceptions. With just one more season left on his contract, the 2020 second-round pick will look to continue his production from this season in order to get a big pay day.
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  • Patriots' Devin McCourty: Leads team in interceptions

    McCourty registered 71 tackles (54 solo), four interceptions and a fumble recovery while playing in all 17 games during the 2022 season. McCourty had another effective season despite his age, as he tied for the most interceptions and second most pass deflections on the team. The 2010 first-round pick is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is also expected to consider retiring, so while it's still unknown if he'll play next year the veteran safety has shown he can still produce at a high level for either the Patriots or another team.
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  • Patriots' Matthew Judon: Leads team in sacks

    Judon finished the 2022 season with 60 tackles (36 solo), 15.5 sacks and a fumble recovery while playing in 17 games. Judon has now registered double-digit sacks in both of his seasons with the Patriots, something he failed to do in all five of his seasons with Baltimore. The four-time Pro Bowler set a new career high in sacks, which also led the team. Over the past two seasons, Judon is third in the NFL in sacks, and with two years left on his contract, he'll look to keep up that dominance heading into next season.
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  • Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley: Leads team in tackles

    Bentley played in 17 games and compiled 125 tackles (62 solo), three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery during the 2022 season. Bentley had the best season of his career, setting new highs in tackles and sacks while also recording his first interception since 2018. The 26-year-old led the Patriots in both solo and total tackles while finishing fourth in sacks. With one more year remaining on his contract, the 2018 fifth-round pick should be locked in as one of New England's starting inside linebackers for next season.
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  • LaBryan Ray: Inks deal

    Ray (undisclosed) signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday. Ray landed on the Patriots' practice squad IR in late October due to an undisclosed injury. His new deal with the team indicates his health is back up to par, and he will look to make an impression with the club during the offseason.
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  • Patriots' Jack Jones: Suspension lifted

    The Patriots ended the team-imposed suspension for Jones (knee) on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Jones will now move from the reserve/suspended list back to IR following this suspension for a violation of team rules. The rookie cornerback is still recovering from a bone bruise in his left knee sustained Week 14. Jones will now look to get healthy again heading into the offseason after New England was eliminated from playoff contention following Sunday's 35-23 loss to Buffalo.
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  • Patriots' DaMarcus Mitchell: Will remain out Sunday

    Mitchell (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Bills, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Mitchell was forced out with a head injury in the first half, though it's unclear when or how this issue first arose. His absence will leave New England without one of its core special-teamers for the remainder of this Week 18 contest.
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  • Patriots' Matthew Judon: Returns versus Buffalo

    Judon has re-entered Sunday's game against the Bills, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports. Judon was previously forced out after going down with an ankle injury, though he was able to return before the end of the first half. Expect him to reprise his role as New England's top pass rusher for the remainder of this contest.
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  • Patriots' DaMarcus Mitchell: Leaves with injury Sunday

    Mitchell (head) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Buffalo. Mitchell sustained a head injury at some point during the first half, though the nature and severity of this issue are still unclear. The 24-year-old has exclusively appeared on defense during just one of 15 games heading into Sunday's regular-season finale.
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  • Patriots' Matthew Judon: Exits with injury Sunday

    Judon (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills. Judon appeared to get his ankle rolled up on while being blocked in the first quarter, according to Zack Cox of NESN.com. The 30-year-old pass rusher came into Week 18 tied for third in the NFL with 15.5 sacks. In his absence, Anfernee Jennings and Josh Uche will serve as New England's only available outside linebackers.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Questionable to return

    Peppers is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills with an ankle injury. Peppers sustained an ankle injury on Buffalo's second kickoff return of the first quarter, according to Zack Cox of NESN.com. The 27-year-old has been a fixture on special teams while also playing a consistent rotational role in New England's secondary this season. With Peppers sidelined for the time being, expect Adrian Phillips to play an increased role alongside starting safeties Kyle Dugger and Devin McCourty.
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  • Patriots' Brenden Schooler: Not suiting up Sunday

    Schooler (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills. Schooler, who posted back-to-back limited practices in both of Thursday's and Friday's sessions due to a hip concern, has since been deemed inactive for the Week 18 matchup versus Buffalo. The 25-year-old has strictly operated as a special-teams contributor this season, so his absence shouldn't alter New England's defensive game plan.
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  • Patriots' Jonathan Jones: Good to go Sunday

    Jones (chest) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills. Jones logged a trio of capped practices earlier this week as a result of an apparent chest injury, but it's since been revealed that he'll suit up and command his usual every-down cornerback role in Week 18 versus Buffalo. The 29-year-old currently needs 11 more tackles to tie his previous career high in that department.
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  • Patriots' Jalen Mills: Downgraded to out

    Mills (groin) has been ruled out for the Patriots' regular-season finale against the Bills. With Mills out, the Patriots have the potential to be very thin at cornerback, as Jonathan Jones (chest) is also considered questioanable. Thus, the likes of Myles Bryant, Marcus Jones, Tae Hayes and Shaun Wade could be in line for bigger workloads than usual.
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  • Patriots' Jonathan Jones: Could miss Week 18

    Jones (chest) is considered questionable to play Sunday against the Bills. Jones popped up with a chest injury Wednesday that left him limited for each practice ahead of this crucial Week 18 matchup. The nature and severity of this issue are still unknown, so it will be worth monitoring his status on New England's final inactives list released 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 pm E.T. kickoff. With fellow starting cornerback Jalen Mills (groin) also questionable to play, the Patriots could once again have to rely on Marcus Jones and Myles Bryant to play significant roles against Buffalo's premier passing attack.
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  • Patriots' Jack Jones: Receives suspension

    The Patriots moved Jones (knee) from injured reserve to the reserve/suspended list Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Jones' suspension stems from a violation of team rules, while Mike Garafolo of NFL Network relays that the cornerback's agent suggests that the suspension "appears to be based on miscommunication regarding [Jones'] rehab process." Jones concludes the 2022 season 30 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble in 13 games.
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  • Patriots' Jalen Mills: Deemed questionable for Sunday

    Mills (groin) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Bills. Mills was limited at practice Wednesday through Friday but will have a chance to suit up Sunday for the first time since suffering a groin injury in Week 12. Jonathan Jones (chest) is also listed as questionable, but New England's secondary is expected to have Marcus Jones available following a one-game absence due to a concussion.
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  • Patriots' Marcus Jones: No injury designation

    Jones doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against New England, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports. Jones didn't practice Wednesday due to a concussion that sidelined him for Week 17, but he returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant and logged a full session Friday, clearing him for Week 18. Across 14 appearances, the rookie third-round pick has totaled 33 tackles, seven pass defenses, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one defensive touchdown.
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