After turning in his best game as a pro in Week 11, Dominique Easley’s status for Week 12 against the Detroit Lions is uncertain.
The New England Patriots first-round pick registered 29 snaps, one tackle for loss, three hurries and a quarterback hit last Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts, but is listed on the team’s official injury report as questionable to play this Sunday due to a knee injury that surfaced in October.
Easley has been listed as questionable for New England’s last six games.
Also questionable to face the Lions is offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (hip) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Both were active last week.
Defensive end Chandler Jones, whose hip injury has sidelined him since it transpired against the New York Jets on Oct. 16, has been ruled out. Fourth-round offensive lineman Cameron Fleming, who limped off the field in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s game, has also been ruled out with an ankle injury.
Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), wideout Julian Edelman (thigh) and running back Jonas Gray are probable. Though designated as a non-participant in the final practice of the week, Gray’s status is not injury related. He wasn’t present for the session due to tardiness, as Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal first reported.
Heading into Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff, the Lions have ruled out defensive tackle Nick Fairley and guard Larry Warford due to knee injuries. Halfback Reggie Bush is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.