Maclin, Cooper To Sit Against Pats

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

FOXBORO, MASS. — Starting receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin are sitting out tonight’s tilt against the Patriots, as expected.

Maclin injured his left hamstring in practice Wednesday and did not take part in Thursday’s light practice with New England. Cooper is still dealing with a foot ailment. He hopes to play next week against the Steelers and is “pretty confident” he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn have been running with the first team in their absence.

Nolan Carroll II (groin/hamstring), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Chris Polk (hamstring), Matthew Tucker (hamstring), David Fluellen, Jake Knott (hamstring) and Julian Vandervelde (back) are also expected to sit. With Tucker, Polk, and Fluellen sidelined, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Henry Josey are left to carry the bulk of the load. Damaris Johnson worked in at running back some this week at practice.

The starters are expected to play about a half. Kickoff is a 7:30 p.m. from Gillette Stadium.

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  • Whiskeybill

    Are we ever going to learn what’s wrong with Coopers foot? He’s been out for what two weeks now and we have nothing more than “he’s got a foot?” We are thin enough as is at WR and if he is out into the season or if this becomes a recurring thing we are gonna have problems. But all we have to go off of is “foot.”

    • Javi Echie

      How about they give us some details on Polk since he has essentially missed the entire training camp. Chip is really Belichickesque with never shedding any details on injuries.

      • Dan

        Honestly they have it right. It doesn’t help us win to give other teams more info than we need to.

  • Kelly’s Hero’s

    Does anyone have a link for the game?