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Patriots-Jaguars updates: Sony Michel reportedly will make NFL debut for Patriots





After both teams opened their seasons with victories last week, the Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars are set to face off in Week 2 Sunday afternoon.

Here’s the latest from Jacksonville:

Pre-game story lines

Rookie running back Sony Michel reportedly will make his NFL debut: Michel, who missed the majority of the preseason due to recovery from a knee procedure, is set to play his first game as a Patriot, according to multiple reports. Michel did not play against the Houston Texans in Week 1 and was initially listed as questionable after being limited in practice last week. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday Michel “gets better every day.”

If he clears pre-game warmups without any setbacks, running back Rex Burkhead is expected to play as well. Burkhead, also listed as questionable, entered concussion protocol last week. It is unknown when he suffered the concussion. Burkhead missed practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday and Friday. Belichick did not have an update on his status Friday, telling reporters the team will follow protocol.

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Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell (knee) has been added to the Jaguars’ game status report as questionable: Throughout the week, Campbell was a full participant during practice and did not appear on the injury report.


Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette likely will not play: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars do not expect Fournette to play Sunday. The 23-year-old did not participate in practice last week after he strained his right hamstring against the New York Giants in Week 1. Fournette rushed for 41 yards. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was initially optimistic about Fournette’s status, telling reporters Friday that the back has stayed involved with team meetings and would be “ready to go” if healthy.

Fournette was listed as questionable on the team’s most recent game status report and was expected to be a game-time decision.

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