Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins left Saturday's game against the Dolphins late in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return. Bill Belichick was asked about Mankins' availability for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium, and said he didn't have any update on his status.
"I don't really know much more than I did on Saturday," said Belichick. "Yesterday was Christmas."
The Patriots were also without starting left tackle Matt Light for Saturday's game. He sat out with an ankle injury and Mankins filled in at left tackle in Light's place. But that was only the start of the musical chairs game for the Patriots' offensive line.
When Mankins left the game injured, rookie Nate Solder moved to from right tackle to left tackle and rookie Marcus Cannon subbed in as the new right tackle. Also, Dan Connolly started at center but was eventually replaced by Ryan Wendell. No announcement was made as to Connolly's health, but he has missed time this season with a groin injury.