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  Patriots | New England falls in playoff opener    Sat Jan 4, 11:46 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 20 of his 37 passes for 209 yards and an interception in a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round Saturday, Jan. 4. RB Sony Michel rushed 14 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for nine yards, and RB James White caught five passes for 62 yards and rushed once for 14 yards. WR Julian Edelman caught three of his five passes for 30 yards and rushed twice for 12 yards and a touchdown, WR N'Keal Harry caught two of his seven targets for 21 yards, WR Mohamed Sanu caught one of his four passes for 11 yards, WR Phillip Dorsett caught one of his four targets for six yards, and TE Benjamin Watson caught three of his four targets for 38 yards. LB Dont'a Hightower led the team with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and one tackle for loss.

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  Patriots | Week 17 final stats for Patriots    Sun Dec 29, 04:17 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 16-of-29 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in an upset loss at home to the Miami Dolphins. RB Sony Michel led the way with 74 rushing yards on 18 attempts while scoring a touchdown, with RB Rex Burkhead adding 48 yards on six carries. WR Phillip Dorsett had a team-high 50 yards on one grab with four targets, while LB/FB Elandon Roberts had a 38-yard touchdown on his only touch. RB James White also added a score while finishing with three catches for 33 yards, and WR Julian Edelman managed three grabs for 26 yards on seven targets. WR N'Keal Harry also had three catches for 29 yards on seven targets while running once for nine yards.

Footballguys view: The Patriots offense continued to disappoint, coming up short in a game against one of the worst defenses in the league. Michel was serviceable for fantasy today and that's about it as linebacker/fullback Elandon Roberts caught one of the two Brady touchdowns. The Patriots fall to the third seed and will have to play next week and both Brady and the offense look mortal, and of course talk of Josh McDaniels as a head coaching prospect will be heard even though this was arguably the biggest struggle of his Patriots career.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel ready to play    Sun Dec 29, 12:07 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel likely to play    Sun Dec 29, 10:58 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the Miami Dolphins, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Rex Burkhead is also likely to get a big workload according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, so this is a very tough backfield to project in what should be a high-scoring week for New England.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel questionable for Sunday    Sat Dec 28, 03:55 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) was added to the injury report Saturday, Dec. 28, and is listed as questionable for the game Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: The team can turn to Rex Burkhead and James White at the running back position if need be. Check to see if Michel is a scratch for Sunday.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel leads team with 96 rushing yards    Sat Dec 21, 07:45 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 21 times for a team-high 96 rushing yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills. He added one five-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Michel is running better as of late, but the touchdowns aren't coming. They could in Week 17 against Miami though.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel totals 103 scrimmage yards    Sun Dec 15, 05:20 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 19 times for 89 yards in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added one catch for 14 yards on his two targets.

Footballguys view: Michel ran well and would have been a fantasy success if he hadn't dropped a touchdown at the goal line. He's a what the heck flex against the Bills next week.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel goes nowhere on Sunday    Mon Dec 9, 01:25 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran five times for eight yards in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel rushes for 45 yards    Mon Dec 2, 02:34 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel had 10 carries for 45 yards in Week 13 against the Houston Texans.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel logs 20 carries    Mon Nov 25, 12:17 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran for 85 yards on 20 carries in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel held in check again    Mon Nov 18, 02:33 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and added two receptions for 11 yards in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel does little on SNF    Mon Nov 4, 12:39 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel had just four carries for 18 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. Michel also caught a 12-yard pass.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel runs for three scores    Mon Oct 21, 11:31 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (undisclosed) rushed 19 times for just 42 yards in Week 7 against the New York Jets, but he did run for three touchdowns. Michel was nicked late in the fourth quarter, leaving with an undisclosed injury. DT Folorunso Fatukasi landed on Michel awkwardly while making a tackle, and Michel walked off slowly under his own power.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel logs 113 yards    Fri Oct 11, 12:31 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 22 times for 86 yards against the New York Giants in Week 6. Michel also had two receptions (on three targets) for 27 yards.

Footballguys view: Michel has been a bigger part of the passing game in the last two contests and he has been getting a full workload, but he's not breaking tackles or adding value to his touches. The Patriots have been going away from him at the goal line to boot. He's still an RB2, but his ceiling is coming down with the lack of success and usage to finish drives.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel totals 123 yards, score    Sun Oct 6, 05:05 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for a season-high 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins and he added three grabs for 32 yards on his three targets.

Footballguys view: Michel looked better than he did at any point so far this year and the passing game involvement was good to see. He's back to solid RB2 status against the Giants on Thursday.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel doesn't do much in win    Sun Sep 29, 07:03 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 17 times for 63 yards in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Michel hasn't gotten on track despite lots of chances. The offensive line is partially responsible, but if this trend continues, the Patriots could give Damien Harris a longer look in upcoming weeks.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel to see more touches?    Sat Sep 28, 12:41 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel could be fed some extra touches in Week 4 on Sunday, Sept. 29, as the Patriots try to get the running game going, in the opinion of one team beat reporter.

Footballguys view: Michel might get some more work because Rex Burkhead is questionable with a foot injury. It's a tough matchup against the Bills in Week 4, but Michel could be the lead back despite being a disappointment so far in 2019. Fantasy GMs should look at Michel as a RB3 or flex play.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel reaches end zone    Sun Sep 22, 05:53 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 11 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the New York Jets in Week 3.

Footballguys view: Michel has been underwhelming as a runner, but this team is giving him numerous opportunities at the goal line, so he remains an RB2 going to a matchup at Buffalo.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel stumbles out of the gates    Mon Sep 9, 12:36 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried 15 times for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel improving as receiver    Thu Aug 29, 12:48 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has demonstrated improved skills as a pass receiver this preseason, Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears said Monday, Aug. 26. 'Much much improved, much better than he was last year,' Fears said. 'Last year I thought it was a lot for him. This year, he's pretty good at it, he's going to be very good at it.'

Footballguys view: Michel only had seven catches last year in 13 games as a rookie. Projecting him for 20-25 catches in his second season is fair. Michel is the lead back for the Patriots and could post solid RB2 numbers for Fantasy GMs in 2019.

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  Patriots | Ten carries for Sony Michel    Thu Aug 22, 11:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 36 yards in a 10-3 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Michel looked elusive at the second level and had as much juice as he had at any point last year. He is looking like a solid RB2 going into the season opener against Pittsburgh.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel finding his form    Thu Aug 1, 09:26 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) saw 'increased work' during practice Thursday, Aug. 1, according to Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald.

Footballguys view: So far so good for Michel in camp, including some more work as a receiver. His ADP could start to creep up as long as this positive trend continues.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel on the sidelines again    Mon Jul 29, 02:16 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was back on the sidelined for team drills on Sunday, July 28, so RBs Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead and James White divvied up the first-team carries.

Footballguys view: Like Todd Gurley, Michel is 24 and a bit young for this kind of treatment, so it casts a shadow on his outlook, but if he makes it through camp healthy, it could be a sign that he will be a value at a depressed ADP. Damien Harris isn't getting first-team reps yet, but he's still the back poised to benefit the most if Michel misses time.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel returns to practice    Sat Jul 27, 01:48 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) participated in practice Saturday, July 27.

Footballguys view: That didn't last long. To begin camp, the Patriots placed Michel (knee) on the active/PUP list. Michel missed most of the offseason work as he had his knee scoped earlier this year. We'll see if he can stay healthy and impress like he did last year as a rookie. Michel has some potentially tough competition in rookie Damien Harris (Alabama) this training camp.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel unable to perform    Sun Jul 21, 04:46 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) opens training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing a procedure on his knee this offseason.

Footballguys view: Michel needs to get back on the field soon if he is going to hold off Damien Harris. Harris is roughly on the same talent level as Michel as an inside runner and he should be a lot more durable. Every day Michel stays on the PUP should move him down and Harris up in ADP.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel hopes to be ready for camp    Wed Jul 10, 02:47 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) said he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Michel's status is one to watch closely in camp, mainly because the Patriots added a quality rookie in Alabama RB Damien Harris in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft. If Michel were to miss time, Harris has the type of ability to take over in the backfield. Michel has been running at 'full tilt' after recovering from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, according to multiple reports.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel working at TB12 facility    Sun Jun 23, 06:35 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) has been working out at QB Tom Brady's TB12 training facility this offseason while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery in hopes of becoming a more explosive runner.

Footballguys view: There were mixed reports about how TB12 helped or hurt Rob Gronkowski last year. No matter how we spin this, the long injury history for Michel's knee is certainly not a positive and should draw attention to Damien Harris's low redraft ADP.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel running at full speed    Sun Jun 23, 11:12 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) has been running at 'full tilt' after recovering from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, according to multiple sources. He was unable to participate in the team's minicamp last month but should be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Michel had fluid drained from his knee last year during camp, missed time during the season, and still made a consistent and sizable fantasy impact on the strength of the Patriots running game and game scripts. This year third round pick Damien Harris could take away touches if not overtake Michel as the finisher of drives and games, so Michel must stay healthy during camp.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel recovering from surgery    Wed Jun 12, 02:17 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) missed some offseason workouts because he recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: It now all makes sense. Michel hasn't been practicing for a few weeks and now we know that he had a simple knee scope. Barring any setbacks, we should see him ready for camp and Michel should earn the lead back duties for the Patriots in 2019.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel's absence puzzling    Thu Jun 6, 12:30 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (unknown) has missed all three days of the team's minicamp this week with no explanation from the team.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation as Michel should be the top back for the Patriots in 2019, although he is going to face competition from rookie Damien Harris. One beat reporter believes the team is simply managing the workload for Michel, who has had a history of knee issues dating back through his time at Georgia.

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  Patriots | Lead back role up for grabs?    Mon Jun 3, 04:34 PM

New England Patriots RBs Sony Michel and Damien Harris are competing for lead-back duties with James White locked into his role and Rex Burkhead likely viewed as a jack-of-all-trades, change-of-pace runner, according to Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald.

Footballguys view: The Patriots always have a collection of backs and there is one they usually lean on more than others. That back in 2019 is likely going to be Sony Michel. We'll see how this battle shakes out in training camp. We love Harris as a dynasty prospect but Michel is more explosive and has a year of pro experience under his belt.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel to return kicks?    Thu May 30, 09:17 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is currently the only player listed as kick returner on the current depth chart.

Footballguys view: It would be an interesting move...especially considering Michel should be the top running back for the Patriots this year. Fantasy GMs are currently taking him off the board at RB22 (4.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Limited workload for Sony Michel?    Fri May 24, 12:37 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel didn't participate in the team's OTA workouts Thursday, May 23, and one team beat writer says it's possible that the team is limiting Michel's offseason workload.

Footballguys view: The team doesn't want Michel to get banged up during the offseason. Michel is their talented runner but the backfield is jam-packed with talent. James White, Rex Burkhead and rookie Damien Harris could all be a big part of the backfield if called upon. Last year, Michel's knee was a problem for most of his rookie season and he only appeared in 13 games as the Pats lead back. Michel is currently RB21 (4.04) in 12-team PPR league drafts right now.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel stays hot     Sun Feb 3, 10:38 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 18 times for 94 yards and a touchdown in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, finishing the postseason with 336 rushing yards and six touchdowns in three games.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel among elite company    Sun Feb 3, 12:52 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is the first rookie and fourth running back overall to have back-to-back playoff games with at least 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The other three to do so -- Terrell Davis, John Riggins and Larry Csonka -- are in the Hall of Fame.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel receives Super Bowl advice    Sun Jan 27, 01:24 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has received some advice for playing in his first Super Bowl from two-time champion and Super Bowl XXXII MVP Terrell Davis. 'Try not to make this game any different than the ones you played,' David relayed to Michel via TMZ Sports. 'A lot of times, what happens is players assume, 'It's a Super Bowl, so I gotta do something different. I gotta prepare more, I gotta do something that I'm not used to doing. And, that's when they get in trouble.'

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  Patriots | New England ground game on roll    Thu Jan 24, 12:28 PM

Since Week 11, the New England Patriots are averaging 5.4 yards per rush on 116 carries out of '21' personnel - easily better than the league average of 4.7 yards, according to Sharp Football Stats.

Footballguys view: The Patriots can move the ball successfully on the ground with multiple backs. RB Sony Michel has been the primary beneficiary, rushing for 242 yards and five touchdowns on 53 carries in two postseason games.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel alone in history books    Mon Jan 21, 04:32 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is the first rookie running ever to run for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in a championship game.

Footballguys view: The Patriots had the discipline to stay with the rushing attack against the Chiefs. Getting Michel 29 carries helped keep the clock moving and Patrick Mahomes on the sideline. Michel's long carry was only 11 yards, but he managed to blast his way to 113 yards and those two scores. We'll see what he does in the Super Bowl in two weeks.

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  Patriots | Big workload for Sony Michel     Sun Jan 20, 10:49 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 29 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel eyeing repeat feat    Sun Jan 20, 12:07 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has his sights on another big outing Sunday, Jan. 20, in the AFC Championship Game after rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. The Chiefs ranked 27th in rushing yards allowed and 31st in yards per carry during the regular season. 'It's like taking a test,' Michel said Friday. 'If you walk into the class and you're prepared for it, you're going to ace it. If you walk in not prepared, now you're nervous and you feel like you're going to fail. It's all about what I did this week, and I'm ready for ... this Sunday.'

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  Patriots | Another big day for N.E. RBs?    Thu Jan 17, 01:32 PM

New England Patriots RBs Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead combined for 47 rushing attempts/targets and 254 yards from scrimmage in the divisional-round playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are going to have a gameplan in place to take advantage of the Chiefs weaknesses on defense. The Chiefs surrendered the third-most total yards (2,709) to opposing running backs during the regular season.

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  Patriots | Three touchdowns for Sony Michel    Sun Jan 13, 05:24 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

Footballguys view: Michel and the running game pushed the Chargers around. He'll be central again next week against the Chiefs.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel finishes with 50 yards    Sun Dec 30, 04:39 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries against the New York Jets in Week 17.

Footballguys view: Michel was kept out of the end zone as two Patriots running backs scored on passes instead this week. He was still a strong runner in his rookie year and should carry matchup RB2 value into 2019.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel rushes for 116 yards    Sun Dec 23, 05:41 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 116 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Michel had big holes to run through all day as the Patriots offensive line gouged the Bills defense. He'll likely be a central part of the game plan again next week against the Jets.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel runs for 59 yards    Sun Dec 16, 10:06 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran 13 times for 59 yards in the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel finishes with 57 yards    Sun Dec 9, 04:22 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 57 yards on 20 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Michel ran into Tom Brady on one goal line carry that was later vultured by James Develin. He got the volume but didn't take advantage of a great matchup. He's only a flex option at Pittsburgh next week.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel grinds out 63 yards    Sun Dec 2, 10:32 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 17 times for 63 yards in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added a seven-yard grab.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel rumbles for 133 yards, TD    Sun Nov 25, 08:31 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 21 times for 133 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the New York Jets.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel active    Sun Nov 25, 11:56 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 12 game.

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  Patriots | Week 12 injury report for New England    Fri Nov 23, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots TE Dwayne Allen (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 12 versus the New York Jets. QB Tom Brady (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable. DB Nate Ebner (knee), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back), OL Shaquille Mason (calf) and RB Sony Michel (knee) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. WR Julian Edelman (foot) was not given an official in injury designation Friday after being a full participant in practice early in the week but has been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: There have been no indications that Gronkowski, Brady, or Michel will sit on Sunday, but check back before kickoff just in case.

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