Pair of New England Patriots Wide Receivers Miss Practice

The New England Patriots could be without two of their leading pass catchers for their Week 15 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders. Wide receivers DeVante Parker and Jakobi Meyers both missed practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday due to concussion protocol.

Parker exited the Patriots' Week 14 27-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals with a concussion after coming up wobbly in the first quarter. Meyers missed the game with a concussion of his own, sustained in the Patriots' Week 13 24-10 Thursday Night Football loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Meyers and Parker rank first and second on the Patriots in receiving yards, so their absence could spell trouble for the team as it prepares for a Sunday matchup with the Raiders. The Patriots could also be without running back Rhamondre Stevenson, who leads the Patriots in rushing and catches. In a passing league, the Patriots could find themselves incredibly shorthanded in the most winnable game remaining on their schedule. They play the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills in the following three weeks.

Parker joined the Patriots via trade with the Miami Dolphins earlier this season and has nabbed 25 receptions for 460 yards over his 12 appearances for the team this year. Meyers came to the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and has totalled 2547 receiving yards over 56 appearances.

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