dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots are already down their beginning quarterback for Monday evening’s recreation towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. Now they’ll be with out operating again Sony Michel.
Michel has been dominated out for Monday evening’s recreation, the Patriots introduced Monday morning. The announcement got here shortly after the workforce departed for Kansas Metropolis.
RB Sony Michel has been downgraded to out for #NEvsKC.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 5, 2020
Michel was tabbed as questionable with a quad damage on Friday’s damage report. His absence can be one other massive blow for the Patriots, with Michel coming off his greatest recreation since his rookie season, dashing for 117 yards on 9 carries final weekend towards the Las Vegas Raiders. Michel has 173 dashing yards and a landing for the season.
With Newton and Michel — two of their prime runners — out for the sport, the Patriots rush assault will rely closely on Rex Burkhead, James White and rookie JJ Taylor. It’s probably the workforce may also activate operating again Damien Harris off IR forward of Monday evening’s recreation.
With Newton out, New England will begin backup Brian Hoyer at quarterback.