SNF Injury Report: Chris Hogan, Marcus Cannon out, Martellus Bennett and Stephon Gilmore questionable
John David Mercer / USA Today Sports
The Patriots announced in Friday's injury report that wideout Chris Hogan, right tackle Marcus Cannon, and defensive tackle Malcolm Brown will not play in the team's Sunday Night Football contest against the Denver Broncos. Newly-acquired tight end Martellus Bennett was one of five players listed as questionable, along with Eric Rowe, Stephon Gilmore, Cassius Marsh, and Danny Amendola.
Hogan has been dealing with shoulder issues for three weeks now--they held him out of the Patriots' week 8 game against the Chargers, and he was spotted with a sling around his arm this week while missing practice. Cannon and Brown are both listed with ankle injuries on the team's official report. Neither has practiced the entire week, meaning their statuses for next week's game against the Raiders might be in jeopardy as well.
Meanwhile, Martellus Bennett is only listed as questionable despite a torn rotator cuff. The tight end was waived by the Packers on Wednesday for failing to disclose the injury, and the Pats picked him up almost immediately after. While Bennett indicated that he decided to have surgery on the shoulder before the Packers cut him, he may play through the injury now that he's back with New England.
Also listed as questionable were cornerbacks Eric Rowe and Stephon Gilmore, wideout Danny Amendola, and defensive end Cassius Marsh. Aside from Gilmore and Rowe, Amendola and Marsh played against the Chargers before the bye. Gilmore has said that he's ready to make his return after suffering a concussion in Week 5 against Tampa Bay, while Rowe has been out since Week 2 with a torn groin. This is the first week he hasn't been ruled out by Wednesday since the initial injury. Unless something comes up between now and Sunday Night, the quartet should all be good to go (for varying degrees of action).