Guess that week off really did do the Patriots some good.
The team has just released its final injury report of the week and completely removed 15 of the 20 players it had listed on Wednesday and Thursday. Pretty safe to assume that means they’re all full go for Sunday.
Of the five players remaining – Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), Marquice Cole (finger), Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring/knee), Nick McDonald (shoulder) and Trevor Scott (knee) – all were reported as full participants in today’s practice and listed as probable for Sunday’s game.
The 15 players lifted from the list were all reported as limited participants on Wednesday and Thursday: Patrick Chung (shoulder), Dan Connolly (back), Nate Ebner (hamstring), Aaron Hernandez (ankle), Dont’a Hightower (hamstring), Chandler Jones (ankle), Brandon Lloyd (knee), Logan Mankins (ankle/calf), Jerod Mayo (elbow), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Mike Rivera (ankle), Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle), Aqib Talib (hip), Wes Welker (ankle), Tracy White (elbow).
The Texans listed all 15 players on their injury report as probable:
Alan Ball (foot), Antoine Caldwell (back), Shaun Cody (back), Owen Daniels (shoulder), Justin Forsett (knee), Garrett Graham (concussion), Jonathan Joseph (illness), Shiloh Keo (ankle), Derek Newton (knee), Glover Quin (shoulder), Brooks Reed (groin), Antonio Smith (ankle), Wade Smith (knee), Ben Tate (foot), T.J. Yates (right elbow).