Inactive for the Patriots today are Aaron Dobson (out since Week 11 with a foot injury), Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), Brandon Bolden (knee), Marcus Cannon (ankle), Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) and rookie Steve Beauharnais.
Beauharnais is the only healthy scratch as the Pats obviously deal with significant injuries on the offensive side of the ball.
The big news is that Stevan Ridley and Alfonzo Dennard are active today, though how much time they see on the field remains to be seen.
Ridley has been in the doghouse since fumbling in week 12 (his third fumble in three games). The Bolden injury likely forced the Patriots hand, but if anything happens to LeGarrette Blount or Shane Vereen, Ridley will see significant snaps.
Dennard has been struggling with a knee injury since before Week 11, and spent most of this week in court, however he hits the active list today. Still, the lack of practice time will likely limit his role this week.