Projecting the Patriots' inactives

September, 12, 2013
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Before the New England Patriots play a game, we'll attempt to predict the team's inactive players.

Our best guess on the list for Thursday night against the New York Jets:

WR Danny Amendola -- Wouldn't be surprised if we don't see him before the Sept. 29 game at Atlanta.

RB Brandon Bolden -- Missed the season opener with a knee injury, and the hunch is that he might need more time.

S Nate Ebner -- Special-teamer has been sidelined with an ankle injury.

TE Rob Gronkowski -- The first two games never seemed to be a realistic expectation for his return, but if things keep progressing, he might have a chance for the Sept. 22 game against the Buccaneers.

S Duron Harmon -- Rookie safety didn't travel to the opener because of a hamstring injury.

DT Chris Jones -- Claimed on waivers from the Buccaneers on Wednesday, that would be a quick turnaround to dress for a Thursday game.

OT/G Will Svitek -- Veteran backup missed the opener with a knee injury.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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