FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins (ankle) and Chandler Jones (ankle) practiced again on Saturday and are officially listed as "questionable" for Monday night's game against the Texans at Gillette Stadium. Mankins and Jones head a list of 13 players limited in practice on Saturday and all 13 are listed as questionable.
Rob Gronkowski (forearm) was the only injured player ruled out while Jermaine Cunningham is serving the second game of his four-game suspension for violation of the NFL's PED policy.
Jones told reporters Saturday that barring setbacks he expects to play. Mankins is also reportedly set to return to action this Monday night after missing the last three games.
For Houston, starting right tackle Derek Newton did not practice for a second straight day and was ruled out. Outside linebacker Brooks Reed missed practice all week and is also out. Star defensive back Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) was limited again but expects to play. Linebacker Bradie James (hamstring) fully participated Saturday for the first time this week, and is expected to play.
Here is Saturday's complete report:
Did Not Practice
TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip) OUT
DT Ron Brace (elbow) Questionable
OL Nick McDonald (shoulder) Questionable
DE Chandler Jones (ankle) Questionable
G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) Questionable
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee) Questionable
G Dan Connolly (back) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring) Questionable
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) Questionable
LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring) Questionable
WR Brandon Lloyd (knee) Questionable
DT Kyle Love (knee) Questionable
LB Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle) Questionable
WR Wes Welker (ankle) Questionable
LB Jerod Mayo (elbow) Probable
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