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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Listed as questionable, Watson warming up

By Chris Forsberg

FOXBOROUGH -- There shouldn't be too many surprises when the Patriots release their inactives shortly.

Five players have already been downgraded to out: wide receiver Julian Edelman (forearm), defensive end Jarvis Green (knee), offensive tackle Matt Light (knee), and running backs Sammy Morris (knee) and Fred Taylor (ankle).

Three players were listed as questionable on this week's injury report: defensive end Ty Warren (ankle), cornerback Jonathan Wilhite (illness), and tight end Benjamin Watson (back). That means each has a 50 percent chance of playing.

Watson was one of the first on the field for warmups this morning and didn't seem to have any issues as he went through his routine.

It should be interesting to see who the other three inactives are.

With the injuries on the defensive line, it would seem rookie Ron Brace, whose only appearance came in a Week 2 game loss to the Jets, would be a likely candidate to be active. First-year cornerback Kyle Arrington, activated from the practice squad this week, could get a look depending on the health of Wilhite and Terrence Wheatley, who was inactive for the Patriots' last game against the Buccaneers in London.