Patriots Inactives vs. Titans: Fells, Francis Among Those to Sit

The Patriots have announced their inactives for their week one match-up against the Tennessee Titans:

Daniel Fells, TE

Shane Vereen, RB

Justin Francis, DE

Marcus Forston, DT

Nick McDonald, OL

Jake Bequette, DE

Alfonzo Dennard, CB

Quick thoughts:

  • No big surprises here. Daniel Fells continues to rehab from injury, so it wasn't out of the question he would miss today's game. Recent free agent pick-up Michael Hoomanawanui will be active in his place, and could see snaps as the third tight end.
  • Shane Vereen, Nick McDonald, and Alfonzo Dennard were all also expected to be out due to their own respective injuries. The Patriots could be a bit thin along the offensive line and at running back. Donald Thomas projects as the top interior back-up for the Patriots, while the team will carry just three backs - Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead, and Brandon Bolden - on today's active roster.
  • The Patriots made two healthy scratches at defensive end, with both Justin Francis and Jake Bequette sitting today. That means that the Patriots will have Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Jermaine Cunningham, and Trevor Scott as their four primary defensive ends. Marcus Forston, the rookie free agent defensive tackle, is also a healthy scratch.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker