Fells among Patriots inactives

NASHVILLE -- The following players are inactive for the Patriots today:

TE Daniel Fells

DE Jake Bequette

DT Marcus Forston

DE Justin Francis

RB Shane Vereen

CB Alfonzo Dennard

G/C Nick McDonald

Fells had been limited in practice with a shin injury and was listed as questionable. Vereen (foot), Dennard (hamstring), and McDonald (shoulder) had already been downgraded to 'out.'

Without Fells, newly-signed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui could see some action as a third tight end.