We’re already halfway through the preseason, which means regular season football will be here before you know it. This is a good time to check in on the injury reports for each team in the AFC East to see if any players could be in jeopardy of missing Week 1.
The Bills got some decent news on the injury report Tuesday morning as center Mitch Morse has been almost cleared from the concussion protocol. He will be in full pads for practice and not in a non-contact jersey. Morse was one of the team’s prize free-agent signings but has been dealing with a concussion for the past couple of weeks now. Wide receiver Robert Foster left practice earlier this week with his left foot wrapped but appeared to be okay in the locker room following practice. Buffalo has also been dealing with injuries to a good chunk of their tight ends. Tyler Kroft is still out after breaking a bone in his foot but is on the road to recovery and Dawson Knox just returned to practice after dealing with a hamstring injury.
The Patriots’ injury news is filled with wide receivers. Julian Edeleman will be returning to practice after dealing with a broken thumb. Other receivers are banged up, however, as Phillip Dorsett and N’Keal Harry both missed last Saturday’s preseason game. Wideout Maurice Harris is also dealing with a leg injury. As a side note, even though it’s not an injury, the team will be getting back Josh Gordon who was reinstated by the league after getting suspended last season. Demariyus Thomas has been activated off the injured list, as well.
The Dolphins have stayed relatively healthy thus far with DeVante Parker being the only big-time name with an injury that has kept him out of practice. Parker had some issues last year with the team and is looking to rebound. Linebacker Kiko Alonso has been dealing with an undisclosed injury since the beginning of the month and is now the topic of trade discussions. Alonso was a legend during his rookie year with Buffalo, but after tearing his ACL that season he has not been the same type of player.
The Jets have been banged up on defense with their big-time corner Trumaine Johnson dealing with a hamstring injury—but he expects to be ready to go Week 1 against the Bills. They lost Avery Williamson to a torn ACL in the second preseason game. Williamson was expected to be a starting linebacker for the team this season. This is a big loss for the Jets after Williamson led the team in tackles last season. Safety Marcus Maye was able to work his way back to being a full participant in practice after dealing with offseason shoulder surgery. On the offensive line, Brian Winters and Kelechi Osemele are nursing injuries of their own, meaning the starting Week 1 line for the Jets may not get any reps in together as a unit before the season begins.