OL - KC
This Week Outlook
Joe Thuney (broken hand) did not practice on Thursday. Thuney sustained a broken hand in Week 5, but played through the injury in their loss to the Bills.
There seems to be an optimism surrounding Thuney playing in Week 6. He is a big part of this offensive unit so his absence would surely effect the rest of the offense. This is a situation to monitor closely over the next few days. It seems unlikely that he will return this soon, but there is a chance.
Chiefs LG suffered a broken hand in the team's Week 5 loss to the Bills.
Thuney was the Chiefs' big offseason addition, a physical offensive lineman who never missed a game during his five years with the Patriots. Unfortunately, he could be headed to injured reserve with the fractured hand. KC might have to rework their offensive line this week.
Former Patriots OL Joe Thuney agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
It's no secret that the Chiefs had trouble protecting Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl. They fill the void in a big way, giving Thuney a massive contract to increase the quality of their offensive line. Thuney was considered the top interior offensive lineman available this spring.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots aren't expected to use the franchise tag on OL Joe Thuney.
New England used their tag on Thuney last year, but he'll now head to free agency entering 2021. The team is also set to acquire OL Trent Brown from the Raiders, so changes appear to be coming for the offensive line.
LG Joe Thuney is expected play under the franchise tag for the Patriots.
Thuney is set to make $14.78 million and will be a free agent next season. He is considered one of the best interior lineman in the NFL and is looking to secure a long-term deal. The Patriots and Thuney were reportedly not close to an extension when contract talks began during the off-season. The former former 2016 third-round pick is a vital piece of the Patriots’ offensive line.