Patriots rule out Rhamondre Stevenson and Nelson Agholor

The rookie running back will miss the New England game due to COVID-19, while the wide receiver will not play due to a concussion.

FOXBOROUGH – The New england patriots they will be without two key offensive players, and possibly more, after ruling out the rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson and the veteran wide receiver Nelson Agholor for the duel on Sunday of the AFC East before the Buffalo bills.

Stevenson, who did not train all week, was placed in the COVID-19 list, while Agholor remains in concussion protocol.

Stevenson was instrumental in the victory of the Patriots by 14-10 on Bills on December 6, replacing the injured Damien Harris, and finishing with his best mark of the season with 24 carries for 78 yards.

The Patriots (9-5) they tried just three passes in that match against the Bills (8-6) under extreme wind conditions in the west of New York. HarrisMeanwhile, he has not played since hurting his hamstring in that game, and was limited in practice throughout this week.

With respect to Agholor, has played the second-most chances of any receiver in the Patriots (71 percent) and has totaled 36 catches for 450 yards and two touchdowns. He suffered a shock in the team’s December 18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Additionally, the third receiver, Kendrick bourne, has not trained all week, being part of the reservation list / COVID.

The Patriots have two receivers on the practice squad –Kristian wilkerson Y Tre nixon– who are candidates to be elevated for Sunday’s engagement.