Players not expected to play

August, 27, 2011
DETROIT -- The following players were not spotted during pre-game warmups and are not expected to play in tonight's preseason game against the Lions:
  • CB Ras-I Dowling
  • RB Stevan Ridley
  • CB Leigh Bodden
  • RB Shane Vereen
  • S Josh Barrett
  • RB Kevin Faulk
  • CB Malcolm Williams
  • RB Eric Kettani
  • LS Matt Katula
  • LB Dane Fletcher
  • LB Brandon Spikes
  • OL Marcus Cannon
  • OL Ryan Wendell
  • DL Brandon Deaderick
  • DL Albert Haynesworth
  • DL Shaun Ellis
  • DL Jermaine Cunningham
  • DL Ron Brace
  • DL Mike Wright

In addition, quarterback Tom Brady appeared to dial back his pre-game warmup a bit, a sign that he could possibly see less action than expected tonight.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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