Patriots defensive lineman Mike Wright highlights this week's list of inactives. Inactives for both teams.
DB Rashad Baker, T Wesley Britt, DT Kareem Brown, QB Matt Gutierrez, LB David Herron, TE David Thomas, DT Mike Wright, G Billy Yates.
RB Darian Barnes, T Jacob Bender, DE Mike Devito, CB Andre Dyson, TE Jason Pociask, dB Eric Smith, WR Chansi Stuckey.
Quick Take: The Patriots lose a pair of quality backups along the offensive line without Britt and Yates, but Russ Hochstein and Ryan O'Callaghan should provide adequate depth along the line.
Rookie DT Kareem Brown isn't as experienced, or as ready to play as recently activated Santonio Thomas or third-year player Le Kevin Smith. Smith and Wright will be called upon to help shore up a unit missing Richard Seymour and Mike Wright
TE David Thomas wasn't ready to play and the Patriots expected to be without him. Kyle Brady and Ben Watson will have to carry the load. With the receiver options available to them, expect the Patriots to use a lot of multiple receiver sets to keep the Jets in nickel coverage.
Baker was a reserve and hasn't been able to participate for much of the Patriots preseason. New England has quality backups with Willie Andrews and Mel Mitchell.
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