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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Projecting the Patriots' inactives
By Mike Reiss
The Patriots have already ruled out running back
(foot injury) for Sunday's season-opener at Tennessee, so they will have to declare six more players inactive 90 minutes before kickoff.
Here is an educated guess on who might fall into that category:
(non-injury) -- Looks to be sixth on the depth chart, with
ahead of him.
(hamstring) -- Reserve showed up on injury report Friday.
(shin) -- Was questionable/limited in practice and team signed
(non-injury) -- While rookie would be nice for depth, with heat in mind, Patriots still go four-deep at tackle.
(shoulder) -- While it would be ideal to enter with eight linemen, he didn't participate in a full-pad practice since injury in third preseason game.
(knee) -- Reserve has been questionable/limited all week because of injury.
RB Shane Vereen
(foot) -- Already declared out.