The New England Patriots’ big receiving room got a little thin on Friday night. Rookie second-round pick Tye Quin Thornton appeared to have an upper body injury during the team’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. According to multiple reports, the injured part is the clavicle. According to NFL Network, the rookie will miss about eight weeks, but luckily, injuries are not believed to end the season. Thornton’s training camp and preseason are promising, his The absence leaves New England a little understaffed in the wide receiver speed department. Jacoby Meyers. DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne will likely pull most of the dunks to the wing while Thornton’s collarbone heals. Thornton and Parker are two of the team’s offseason introductions Wide receiver, the former is expected to bring the vertical speed element of the offense, and the latter provides Mike Jones with a ball-handler who can make controversial catches. Now, New England will have to turn elsewhere for field stretches, perhaps using Agholor more often, or running Hunter Henry or Jonu Smith out of the seam line to cover deeper and make room for Meyers and the runners below. Wei opened the situation.
It remains to be seen what New England’s offense will look like this season Observed. With Josh McDaniels out of the way, it looks like Matt Patricia is ready to take the job. There has been a lot of progress on the Patriots’ transition to a Shanahan-style wide-running game incorporating the game’s action concept, and one of the keys to such a system is the ability to punish defenders when they bite on running fakes. . Losing Thornton over a long period of time will make that more difficult.