MINNEAPOLIS — The Patriots have ruled out offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn for Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup against the Vikings.
Wynn, who exited Sunday’s win over the Jets with a foot injury in the first half and did not return, did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday. He also sat out Week 7 with a shoulder injury.
In addition to Wynn, the Patriots could be without center David Andrews (thigh) and tackle Yodny Cajuste (calf), who were listed as questionable. Andrews, who also exited Sunday’s game early and did not return, was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, while Cajuste was a new addition to the injury report Wednesday.
Left guard Cole Strange, right guard Michael Onwenu, and tackle Trent Brown are the healthy starters on New England’s offensive line. If Andrews cannot play, backup center James Ferentz will once again slide in. If Cajuste cannot play, the Patriots may be in a bit of a bind because backup tackle Marcus Cannon is on injured reserve. Newly signed Conor McDermott and interior lineman Kody Russey are the remaining options on the 53-man roster.
The Patriots also listed cornerback Marcus Jones (ankle) and wide receiver DeVante Parker (knee) as questionable. Both players were limited in practice all week.
Linebackers Josh Uche (hamstring) and Anfernee Jennings (back) were removed from the injury report.
Jones was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday’s 10-3 win over the Jets.
Jones returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown with five seconds remaining to give the Patriots the victory. It was the first punt returned for a touchdown in the NFL this season and marked the second-latest game-winning punt return touchdown in regulation since 1970, trailing only DeSean Jackson (no time remaining on Dec. 19, 2010, for the Eagles).
Jones is the fourth Patriots rookie to earn an AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors since 2000, joining Jake Bailey (Weeks 3 and 11 in 2019), Bethel Johnson (Week 13 in 2003) and Laurence Maroney (Week 7 in 2006).
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