Four New England Patriots are probable to go against the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round Saturday.
Running back Jonas Gray, as well as wideouts Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell have been limited participants in practice this week. Yet after Friday’s walkthrough, all three were designated on the team’s injury report as having a virtual certainty of playing in the 4:35 p.m. playoff game at Gillette Stadium.
Gray suffered an ankle injury in Week 16 versus the New York Jets and was inactive for Week 17 versus the Buffalo Bills. Edelman, meanwhile, missed both games with a concussion and thigh injury, and LaFell sustained a toe injury in the fourth quarter of the Bills game after being listed as questionable due to a shoulder injury.
But New England has gotten healthier since the group last played a game three weeks ago. A dozen players, including running back LeGarrette Blount earlier this week, have been removed from the injury report since Dec. 26.
Quarterback Tom Brady has remained on it with an ankle injury. And he is listed as probable to play against Baltimore as well.
As for Baltimore, rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is probable to face New England because of ankle and foot injuries, while tight end Owen Daniels, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and inside linebacker Daryl Smith are also probable for non-injury-related reasons.
The lone player listed as questionable for either side is Ravens starting left tackle Eugene Monroe.
Monroe has missed the Ravens’ last two games because an ankle injury, which left him sidelined for both the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns and the wild-card matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Saturday.
Undrafted rookie James Hurst was called upon to fill his spot on the offensive line.