FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots competence not have clarity on a standing of harmed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo until 90 mins before kickoff of Thursday night’s diversion opposite a visiting Houston Texans, manager Bill Belichick pronounced Wednesday.
“It competence be as early as this afternoon, it competence be as late as when we spin in a inactives tomorrow night,” Belichick pronounced on 98.5 The Sports Hub. “We’ll usually have to see how it all comes together. Any time we have a brief week like this, we always have a few players that are banged adult and operative their approach back. Where accurately they’ll be on game-time Thursday night, a lot of times we don’t know until Thursday night.”
Garoppolo, who sprained a AC corner in his right shoulder Sunday, was listed by a group as a singular member in Tuesday’s walkthrough practice. Garoppolo was not benefaction during a time reporters were benefaction during Tuesday’s practice.
Rookie Jacoby Brissett is a usually other quarterback on a active roster. The team, that worked out giveaway agents T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree on Wednesday though didn’t pointer possibly one, doesn’t have a quarterback on a use patrol as abyss is thinned until Tom Brady earnings from a four-game cessation on Oct. 3.
Receiver Julian Edelman would be an puncture choice for a Patriots in a eventuality of injury, that is something third-year Texans manager Bill O’Brien knows first-hand from his time as a Patriots assistant.
“Obviously with Julian, we was there when they drafted him. He was a shotgun, wildcat quarterback during Kent State and unequivocally good during it,” O’Brien said. “I can remember doing some of those things with him over a integrate years that we was with him in use there. we know that he can do that.”