Chris Hogan, Alan Branch, Kyle Van Noy out against Steelers

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The Patriots are in Pittsburgh today to take on the Steelers, and it looks like they'll have to do it without some of their key stars on both sides of the ball. Wideout Chris Hogan, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, and defensive tackle Alan Branch (among others) are all expected out for the game.

While Hogan has yet to be officially ruled inactive, Branch and Van Noy have both been listed as out on the team's injury report and will not play. Hogan is expected to take the week to rest after returning last week from five missed games. His absence could open the door for the newly-signed Kenny Britt to make his first start with the team.

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