Week 12 Patriots vs Eagles: Patriots Inactives

In addition to downgrading wide receiver Chad Ochocinco to "Out", the Patriots have downgraded cornerback Devin McCourty, safety Pat Chung, and center Dan Connolly to "Out". Add in the already-out linebackers Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher, and there are six players already listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Include the typically inactive quarterback Ryan Mallett and those are the inactives for Sunday.

In order to compensate for the injuries, the following depth moves will have to take place:

WR Chad Ochocinco > WR Taylor Price - Price has to star in his debut, unless Julian Edelman has earned more playing time on offense.

CB Devin McCourty > CB Antwaun Molden - Molden isn't much of a drop off from McCourty, and Phillip Adams provides additional depth.

S Pat Chung > S James Ihedigbo - Ihedigbo more closely resembles Chung's style of play, but S Sterling Moore could be considered the replacement.

C Dan Connolly > C Ryan Wendell - Wendell is the last center on the depth chart, so the Patriots cannot afford any more injuries.

LB Brandon Spikes > LB Jerod Mayo - Mayo slides over to stuff the run, while Gary Guyton steps into Mayo's old spot.

LB Dane Fletcher > LB Tracy White - Fletcher provided depth on defense, but White should step up and help on passing downs.

QB Ryan Mallett > 3rd QB - Emergency.

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