NFL Week 7 injury report: Patriots’ Mac Jones set to start against Bears

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New England Patriots should have starting quarterback Mac Jones back on the field for their Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears.

The 24-year-old has missed the last three games with a high left ankle sprain he sustained against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3. The Patriots quarterback was listed as questionable for Monday’s game after being a limited participant in practice.

Jones threw for 768 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions with a 1-2 record to start the season. The team had to turn to third roper Bailey Zappe, who replaced Brian Hoyer after he was placed on injured reserve with a concussion, earning back-to-back victories over the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns.

Here’s a look at some notable NFL actives and inactives for Week 7.

Baltimore Ravens: Tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver Rashod Bateman will be active against the Browns. Andrews was questionable with a knee injury and is an important part of the team-leading Ravens offense with 39 catches for 455 yards and five touchdowns. Bateman suffered a foot injury in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills that sidelined him for two games.

Carolina Panthers: In their first game without Christian McCaffrey, Canadian Chuba Hubbard will take over as the first running back on the depth board while D’Onta Foreman will be his backup. Cornerback Donte Jackson (ankle) will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while cornerback Jaycee Horn won’t be able to leave with a rib injury.

Detroit Lions: Running back D’Andre Swift is inactive against the Dallas Cowboys after being limited all week with shoulder and ankle injuries.

Green Bay Packers: Left tackle David Bakhtiari will not be in the lineup against Washington as he continues to deal with a knee injury. Sammy Watkins will return after being sidelined with a hamstring injury which forced him to switch to IR.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Wide receiver Marvin Jones will be able to play despite a hamstring injury.

Las Vegas Raiders: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says there’s optimism wide receivers Mack Hollins (heel) and Hunter Renfrow (hip) will play against the Houston Texans. Both will go through pre-match practices to see if they can play.

Los Angeles Chargers: Wide receiver Keenan Allen wants to see how he feels when he hits the field for pre-game practices to see if he can play despite his hamstring injury. With the Chargers off next week, Allen would have extra weeks to rest if he doesn’t play according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Seattle Seahawks: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is expected to play against the Chargers after being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, according to Schefter.

Washington Commanders: Wide receiver Jahan Dotson will not play Sunday against the Packers after re-injuring his hamstring. Head coach Ron Rivera told NFL Network’s Stacey Dales he would be a long game.

Dotson had already missed the last two games with the injury and aggravated it in practice on Thursday. Commanders were already without quarterback Carson Wentz who was placed on IR with a broken finger and tight end Logan Thomas who is still struggling with a calf injury.


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