Many of these inactives weren't big surprises. Matthew Slater hasn't played since November 12, and LaAdrian Waddle was barely active for last week's game and suffered an additional ankle injury against the Dolphins. This will also mark the team's third straight week without stating right tackle Marcus Cannon and starting wideout Chris Hogan. Meanwhile, defensive ends Trey Flowers and Trevor Reilly were both ruled out yesterday, meaning the Pats' defensive line will be thin this week as well.
One good sign is that starting center David Andrews is active. He had missed two straight games prior to this with an undisclosed illness.