Pats vs Titans: Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, Malcolm Mitchell out

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The Patriots will be without a few key players in their divisional round matchup against the Titans tonight at Gillette Stadium.

First, ProFootballTalk reported that second-year wideout Malcolm Mitchell would not be activated off injured reserve in time for the game. He has yet to play a game this season, but could still return next week if the Patriots win.

This morning, an Adam Schefter report indicated that running backs Mike Gilislee and Rex Burkhead (listed as "questionable" on the injury report), "are not expected to play:"

The Pats will announce their official inactives roughly an hour and half before kickoff. Stay tuned for updates.

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