Thursday, September 12, 2013
Projecting the Patriots' inactives
By Mike Reiss
Before the New England Patriots play a game, we'll attempt to predict the team's inactive players.
Our best guess on the list for Thursday night against the New York Jets:
WR Danny Amendola -- Wouldn't be surprised if we don't see him before the Sept. 29 game at Atlanta.
RB Brandon Bolden -- Missed the season opener with a knee injury, and the hunch is that he might need more time.
S Nate Ebner -- Special-teamer has been sidelined with an ankle injury.
TE Rob Gronkowski -- The first two games never seemed to be a realistic expectation for his return, but if things keep progressing, he might have a chance for the Sept. 22 game against the Buccaneers.
S Duron Harmon -- Rookie safety didn't travel to the opener because of a hamstring injury.
DT Chris Jones -- Claimed on waivers from the Buccaneers on Wednesday, that would be a quick turnaround to dress for a Thursday game.
OT/G Will Svitek -- Veteran backup missed the opener with a knee injury.