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The Patriots designated WR Tyquan Thornton (collarbone) to return from IR. The rookie broke his collarbone in mid-August and was expected to miss a couple of months. Thornton might be ready to go in the next week or 2, but we wouldn't bother adding him to redraft rosters at this point.

Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) remained limited on Wednesday. He put in 3 limited practices last week before missing the Packers game, so Meyers' status for Sunday's game vs. the Lions remains uncertain.

Patriots QB Mac Jones managed a limited practice Wednesday. That's a pretty big step after he missed Week 4 with what was deemed a pretty significant high-ankle sprain. Jones reportedly wanted to play Sunday against the Packers. We'll see if he can actually get back into the lineup for Week 5. We wouldn't be using him in fantasy lineups outside of superflex and 2-QB leagues. But Jones' return should be good for New England pass-catchers.

Patriots RB Damien Harris led the backfield in carries (18) and rushing yards (86) in Sunday's OT loss at Green Bay. That included claiming the team's only rushing score. Rhamondre Stevenson ran for 66 yards on 14 carries but also led the team in targets (5) and receptions (4). Stevenson's passing-game usage again found him leading Harris in snaps.

Patriots TE Jonnu Smith left in the 2nd quarter of Week 4 with an ankle injury. He limped off to the locker room and is officially questionable to return.

Patriots QB Brian Hoyer exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Packers to be checked for a concussion. Fourth-round rookie QB Bailey Zappe is next up for New England.

Update: Hoyer has been ruled out with a concussion.

Patriots CB Jalen Mills (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Packers. DT Davon Godchaux (back), LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb), S Kyle Dugger (knee) and S Adrian Phillips (ribs) are active for the game.

The Patriots ruled out WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) on Saturday. He was limited in practice all week. We'll see if he’s able to return for a Week 5 meeting with Detroit.

The Patriots have ruled DL Lawrence Guy (shoulder) out for Sunday's game against the Packers. S Adrian Phillips (ribs), S Kyle Dugger (knee), CB Jalen Mills (hamstring), LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb) and DT Davon Godchaux (back) are questionable. We'll check in on the crew Sunday afternoon.

Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Packers. At less than 100% and catching passes from QB Brian Hoyer, Meyers shouldn’t be in your Week 4 fantasy plans.

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Packers. He did get back on the practice field on Friday, so perhaps he can make it back for Week 5. QB Brian Hoyer gets the start for New England this weekend. That doesn’t figure to go well.

Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He got in just a limited practice on Friday last week before missing the Ravens game. We'll get another update on Meyers tomorrow.

Patriots QB Mac Jones suffered a "severe" high-ankle sprain that is expected to cost him multiple games and would "cause many to have surgery," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones and the team are reportedly still figuring out the course of action for the QB. But it seems we should expect him to be out for at least the near future. Brian Hoyer figures to fill in while Jones is out.

Tests on Patriots QB Mac Jones' left ankle revealed a "pretty severe" high-ankle sprain, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. "The hope is Jones won't need surgery," Pelissero adds. "Timetable still TBD but hard to imagine he plays this week vs. the Packers." We'd frankly be shocked if Jones was able to play this week and would expect him to miss multiple games. QB Brian Hoyer will take over for New England. The 36-year-old has made 2 starts since 2017, tossing 1 TD vs. 4 INTs in those games.

With WR Jakobi Meyers out, Patriots WR DeVante Parker led the team in targets (10), receptions (5) and receiving yards (156) in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. Each of Parker's 5 catches went for 24+ yards, which is a credit to him and a reminder that this Baltimore defense is once again looking like a high-ceiling matchup for opponent passing. Kendrick Bourne checked in 2nd among wideouts with 4-58 on 5 targets. Nelson Agholor caught 2 of 3 targets for 41 yards. Lil'Jordan Humphrey actually checked in 2nd among WRs in playing time and routes but garnered just 1 target.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson edged RB Damien Harris in carries (12-11) and touches (16-13) in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He also outproduced his backfield mate, averaging 6.1 yards per rush to Harris' 3.7. Stevenson added 4-28 receiving (7.0 per catch) vs. Harris' 2-5 (2.5). Each scored a rushing TD. This marked the 2nd straight game in which Stevenson led Harris by more than 15 total snaps and more than doubled his route rate. Although Harris opened the game in the lineup, Stevenson looks like the 1st guy to use going forward. (Of course, it's Bill Belichick's team. So we'll watch to see if that changes.)

Patriots QB Mac Jones is "believed" to have suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jones is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to get a better look at the injury. A high-ankle sprain would likely cost him multiple weeks -- and put Brian Hoyer under center for New England. We'll pass along further updates on Jones as we get them.

X-rays on Patriots QB Mac Jones' left ankle came back clean, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "His ankle will continue to be evaluated," Rapoport adds. Jones isn't out of the woods yet, but this is good initial news.

Patriots QB Mac Jones hurt his left leg late in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He was in obvious pain and headed back to the locker room. We'll look for updates on Jones' status.

Patriots S Kyle Dugger (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Ravens. S Adrian Phillips (rib) and CB Jalen Mills (hamstring) are active, after heading in questionable.

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