Allen said he was disappointed he will not be allowed to play Sunday. When asked by ESPN if he could have played, Allen said, "Absolutely."
"I don't want him thinking he's going to play no matter what," Rivera said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. "I've got a group of guys I've got to get ready to play with or without him. ... I don't want to give any false indications either way, because I want these guys focused in on preparing for themselves."
Here are some other injuries that we are tracking:
- Patriots offensive linemen Tre' Jackson (knee) and LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder) have been downgraded to out. New England has 14 players listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Broncos. Jamie Collins (back), Scott Chandler (knee), Julian Edelman (foot) and Rob Gronkowski (knee/back) are among the group listed.