Mankins & Jones active for Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Both starting left guard Logan Mankins and starting right defensive end Chandler Jones are active for tonight's game against the Texans.

Mankins is suiting up for the first time since Nov. 11 against the Bills. For Jones, it's his first action since Nov. 18 when he injured his ankle against the Colts.

Patriots inactives

C/G Nick McDonald

OT Markus Zusevics

TE Rob Gronkowski

DE Jake Bequette

DL Ron Brace

DB Derrick Martin

FB James Develin

Texans inactives

CB Alan Ball

OLB Brooks Reed

G Antoine Caldwell

G Cody White

OT Derek Newton

TE Garrett Graham

NT Terrell McClain