Patriots list five questionable players for Sunday’s game against Dolphins

When healthy, the group trained in this roster all summer. Although there have been growing difficulties with new terminology in pass protection and a greater emphasis on outcourt runs, the offensive line projects itself as an eventual strength for the team.

If an unexpected development leads Wynn to sit out Sunday’s game, it’s between third-year backup Justin Herron and 2019 third-round pick Yodny Cadjust to replace Wynn in the starting lineup.

The last two draft picks battled it out throughout the summer for the role of top swing tackle, and while Cadjust showed more promise this summer, a healthy Herron generally got the nod at the game. practice when Brown or Wynn weren’t on the court. New England could also kick guard Mike Onwenu out to right tackle, where he played important snaps as a rookie, and bring in veteran James Ferentz to play right guard.

As for Montgomery, it seemed unlikely that the veteran wide receiver would show up for Sunday’s Week 1 game against the Dolphins a few weeks ago. Montgomery was carried into the New England locker room and slammed his helmet on in frustration over what appeared to be a serious injury sustained in the pre-season finale against the Raiders.

But Montgomery was not placed on the injured list after the Patriots reduced their roster to 53 players last week, and head coach Bill Belichick struck a positive tone when discussing his status.

During training camp and preseason, Montgomery was a bright spot for the Pats offense on the roads of various lineups, but mostly out of the backfield in a James White-like role. His burst out of the backfield to beat defenders to the edge and Montgomery’s versatility to line up at wide receiver gave New England roster flexibility with the veteran on the field.

If Montgomery’s injury scare is behind him, it would be huge for the Patriots to have the veteran return against the Dolphins. Still, Montgomery’s dubious designation means the next comeback will have to be ready to play that role on Sunday.

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