Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Lost in the shuffle of Antonio Brown's release is how the Patriots have a string of injuries on offense that could handcuff coordinator Josh McDaniels on Sunday against the Jets. FB James Develin (neck) is out, and there is no backup FB unless the team promotes Jakob Johnson from the practice squad. Also, starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (shoulder) will be close to a game-time decision, according to offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, while veteran Marshall Newhouse -- signed 11 days ago -- will start at left tackle. And then there's the tight end spot, where Matt LaCosse (ankle) and Ryan Izzo (calf), are both questionable. The likely result is a lot of 3-WR packages with Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.