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 Sunday's road game against the Cincinnati Bengals:
Steve Beauharnais: Rookie linebacker has been a healthy scratch the last three games.
Aaron Dobson: Rookie receiver took a big hit in Sunday night's game against the Falcons, injuring his neck. He's been limited in practice, and we wonder if the Patriots would have signed Austin Collie if they felt Dobson was ready to go.
Rob Gronkowski: Tight end has been making positive strides, but if this is mostly about his comfort level, perhaps they'll wait another week so he can have his first game at home.
Matthew Slater: Special-teams captain returned to practice Friday for the first time since injuring his left wrist, and was sporting a black cast. He is officially doubtful.