Patriots TE Matt LaCosse reportedly has sprained ankle

By WEEI 93.7

Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse left Thursday's preseason game with what looked to be a lower leg injury in the first half, but there wasn't any update after the game or over the weekend.

LaCosse was absent from practice Monday, but later in the day came an injury update.

According to The Boston Globe's Jim McBride, the tight end has a sprained ankle and will not play against the Titans this week. This doesn't come as a major surprise, especially considering the team reportedly traded for Falcons tight end Eric Saubert on Monday.

This could be a move that signals perhaps LaCosse's injury may be more than just a few days/a week, as sprained ankles can vary in severity.

LaCosse was looked as pretty much a lock to make the team at a very thin position. He likely still will, but now it's even more important someone else steps up from that group.