Here's the latest from Foxborough:

Before the game

Patriots rookie runs back Sony Michel is unlikely to play, according to several reports: Michel is still recovering from a minor procedure that drains fluid from his knee. The 23-year-old missed most of the preseason, but returned to practice on 27 August. Michel was restricted in practice this week.

It is expected that the NFL will not implement its new anthem policy this season: ESPN reports that the new politics of the league surrounding the national anthem will not be a policy.

Texans Wide Receiver Will Fuller is unlikely to play, according to several reports: Fuller, who has had an Achilles tendon injury, was limited in practice this week. He has caught 28 passes for 423 yards last season.


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