The New England Patriots officially have ruled out two players for their Week 2 encounter with the AFC East rival New York Jets.
Linebacker Kyle Van Noy (throat) and kicker Quinn Nordin (abdomen) both were ruled out Friday.
Van Noy, a starter at outside linebacker, did not practice this week. Josh Uche and Chase Winovich are candidates to take his spot in the starting lineup.
Nordin was limited in practice Thursday and did not participate Friday. His absence guarantees Nick Folk will kick for the Patriots for the second consecutive week. New England can either elevate Folk from the practice squad, as it did in Week 1, or sign him to the open spot on its 53-man roster.
The Patriots are expected to place Nordin on injured reserve, according to a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, sidelining him for at least the next three games.
Offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf), tight end Jonnu Smith (hip), edge rusher Ronnie Perkins (shoulder) and offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste (hamstring) are listed as questionable. All four were limited participants in Friday’s practice, with Brown returning after sitting out the previous two days.
Perkins and Cajuste both were inactive for the Patriots’ season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Wide receiver Nelson Agholor and defensive backs Jalen Mills and Kyle Dugger were removed from the injury report Friday after fully participating in all three practices this week.
Kickoff for Sunday’s matchup with the Jets is set for 1 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.