FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots likely will be without two starting offensive lineman and one of their best pass rushers Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
Left tackle Marcus Cannon, right guard Tre’ Jackson and defensive end Jabaal Sheard were absent for practice Friday. They missed all four Patriots practices this week.
Safety Duron Harmon returned to practice after being absent Thursday because of the birth of his second son, Dallas.
Cameron Fleming likely will again take over for Cannon in the Patriots’ starting offense. Fleming will play right tackle, bumping Sebastian Vollmer to left tackle.
It’s unclear who will start next to Josh Kline on Sunday, since Ryan Wendell and Shaq Mason have been limited with knee injuries in practice. Center Bryan Stork is eligible to return off short-term injured reserve this week and could be bumped to guard, since undrafted rookie David Andrews has played so well at center.
Thumbnail photo via Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Dec 14, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots guard Marcus Cannon (61) during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. New England defeated Miami 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports