Patriots release first injury report of the new season

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Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots middle linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) reacts after a tackle in the third quarter during Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

With the home opener just days away, the 2017 NFL season is finally here. For the fifth time in their franchise’s history, the Patriots will be defending a Super Bowl Championship. Injuries have hampered the Patriots thus far during training camp, most notably season long absence for players such as Julian Edelman, Derek Rivers, and Cyrus Jones.

The Patriots released their first injury report of the season, with a couple noticeable absences. Dont’a Hightower and Nate Solder, both of which missed significant time during the offseason, were not listed on the report. Each seems ready to hit the ground running on Thursday night.

Patriots Week One Injury Report

Did Not Participate

OT Cameron Fleming – Ankle
DT Vincent Valentine – Knee

Limited Participation

S Nate Ebner – Shoulder
LB Harvey Langi – Concussion
DL Adam Butler – Knee
WR Malcolm Mitchell – Knee
WR Matthew Slater – Hamstring

Injured Reserve

WR Julian Edelman, DE Derek Rivers, CB Cyrus Jones, LB Shea McClellin (Designated to return)

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