Taylor out; 17 questionable

FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots ruled veteran running back Fred Taylor out for Monday's game and listed 17 players as questionable, a group including offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (head). Vollmer did not practice Friday or Saturday.

Players who are questionable have a 50-50 chance of suiting up for action.

For the Saints, starting cornerback Tracy Porter (knee) and receiver Lance Moore (ankle) are doubtful.

The Patriots' report:


RB Fred Taylor (ankle)


WR Sam Aiken (hip)

LB Eric Alexander (groin)

TE Chris Baker (shoulder)

OLB Tully Banta-Cain (groin)

NT Ron Brace (ankle)

S Pat Chung (head)

WR Julian Edelman (forearm)

DE Jarvis Green (knee)

OT Nick Kaczur (ankle)

C Dan Koppen (knee)

OT Matt Light (knee)

RB Sammy Morris (knee)

G Stephen Neal (head)

LB Rob Ninkovich (knee)

OT Sebastian Vollmer (head)

DE Ty Warren (ankle)

OLB Pierre Woods (groin)


QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

CB Shawn Springs (knee)

TE Benjamin Watson (knee)

For the Saints, in addition to Porter and Moore listed as doubtful, running back Reggie Bush (knee), cornerback Randall Gay (hamstring), center Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), cornerback Jabari Greer (groin), defensive end Bobby McCray (knee/back) and linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) are all questionable. Starting guard Carl Nicks (illness) is probable.