New England Patriots rookie linebacker Marte Mapu was penalized 15 yards for an unnecessary roughness penalty late in last Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The collision knocked Waddle out of the game, which the Dolphins won 24-17 to drop the Patriots to 0-2.
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Waddle battled a concussion this past week and will not play when the Dolphins host the Denver Broncos for a Week 3 matchup Sunday afternoon.
The Patriots play the New York Jets on the road at MetLife Stadium in search of their first win of the 2023 season. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.