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Players not expected to play tonight

8/9/2012

The Patriots open their preseason tonight at Gillette Stadium against the New Orleans Saints (7:30 p.m., WBZ-TV). Based on attendance and participation in recent practices, the following players are not expected to play:

Offense

FB Spencer Larsen

WR Deion Branch

TE Daniel Fells (Active/PUP)

TE Visanthe Shiancoe

TE Jake Ballard (Active/PUP)

T Sebastian Vollmer (Active/PUP)

T Matt Kopa

T Kyle Hix

T Kyle Hill

T Markus Zusevics (Active/NFI)

G Logan Mankins (Active/PUP)

G Brian Waters (did not report)

G Dustin Waldron

Defense

DT Jonathan Fanene

DT Ron Brace

DT Gerard Warren

DT Myron Pryor (Active/PUP)

LB Brandon Spikes

LB Tracy White

CB Alfonzo Dennard