The Patriots official Twitter channel released today’s inactives, which are Brandon Deaderick, Mark LeVoir, Rich Ohrnberger, Stephen Neal, Taylor Price, Myron Pryor, Jonathan Wilhite, and Mike Wright.
No real surprise with Wright being out for this week. He suffered a concussion Sunday against the Colts, and having him sit out this game makes sense, because he’ll now have the long week to hopefully recover in time for their match-up against the Jets in two weeks.
As for Deaderick, he’s somewhat of a surprise because he’s been contributing quite a bit in recent weeks and has gotten a fair amount of playing time. He’s been rotating in and out of the line-up, with Mike Reiss pointing out that he played in 17 of 72 snaps last week against Indianapolis, and 24 of 78 against Pittsburgh the week before. Needless to say his absence makes them a little thinner up front, especially with Wright and Pryor also sitting out.
The team also posted the Lions inactives, which includes former Patriot Zac Robinson (3rd QB), along with Jason Hanson, Matthew Stafford, Jason Fox, Willie Young, Tony Scheffler, L. Jackson, and Donald Thomas.