Report: Patriots DE Deatrich Smart Anticipated To Play Sunday Vs. Broncos

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dangolka (CBS) — Deatrich Smart was held out of Thursday’s Patriots observe for a non-injury associated motive, which often doesn’t bode nicely for a participant’s standing come recreation day. However Smart is predicted to play Sunday when the Patriots host the Denver Broncos, in accordance with CLNS Media’s Evan Lazar.

Smart was held out of Thursday’s session for “precautionary” causes and must be good to go come Sunday, Lazar reported on Friday morning.

The Patriots additionally had Smart lacking Wednesday’s hypothetical observe, when the group held exercises at Gillette. A “non-injury” designation in 2020 raises issues a couple of potential optimistic COVID check, however that doesn’t seem like the case for Smart.

We’ll get a significantly better really feel for his recreation standing if he takes the sector along with his teammates when Friday’s observe kicks off round 1 p.m. in Foxboro.

Not having Smart on Sunday would trigger an enormous void on the New England defensive position in opposition to the Broncos. The fourth-year lineman hasn’t put up huge numbers this season, with three QB hits and 0.5 sacks over three video games, however he’s been a disruptive drive for the Patriots and a problem for opposing offensive linemen. Exterior of Chase Winovich, Smart has been New England’s greatest go rusher this season.

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