Hernandez, Vollmer out vs. Bills

Greg M. Cooper/US Presswire

Sebastian Vollmer is out for Sunday's game.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back), and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) have been ruled out by the Patriots for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

With Vollmer out, rookie Nate Solder is expected to make his second career start.

Safety Patrick Chung (hand) and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (back) headline a group of eight players listed as questionable. Chung engaged in limited participation Friday, his first practice action of the week, while Haynesworth missed his second day of activity.

On the positive side for New England, cornerback Kyle Arrington (concussion) participated fully in Friday's session and would seem on target to play Sunday. Here's the full game status report:


TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)

OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)

DL Mike Wright (concussion)


S Patrick Chung (hand)

CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)

LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)

DT Albert Haynesworth (back)

LB Jerod Mayo (thigh)

P Zoltan Mesko (knee)

WR Taylor Price (hamstring)

OL Ryan Wendell (calf)


CB Kyle Arrington (concussion)

S Josh Barrett (thumb)

CB Leigh Bodden (hand)

LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

For the Buffalo Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), linebacker Kirk Morrison (hamstring), wide receiver Roscoe Parrish (ankle), and guard Kraig Urbik (knee) have all been ruled out. Defensive end Spencer Johnson (hip), wide receiver Stevie Johnson (groin), and defensive tackle Torell Troup (back) are all probable.