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Patriots inactives vs. Bills: No Easley, Browner, Hightower

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The Patriots announced their inactives for their week five match-up against the Buffalo Bills.

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The New England Patriots have announced their inactives for their week six match-up against the Buffalo Bills:

Nate Ebner, S; Bryan Stork, C; Brandon Browner, CB; Cameron Fleming, OL; Dominique Easley, DL; Dont'a Hightower, LB; James White, RB

No huge surprises here, although the absence of both Dominique Easley and Dont'a Hightower leaves the Patriots pretty thin along the front seven. Hopefully Chandler Jones, who was limited against the Bengals because of injury, can step back into a bigger role today.

As expected, Brandon Browner's debut will also be delayed. He was questionable with an ankle injury, but most didn't think he would be ready to play.

Rookie center Bryan Stork was declared out with a concussion yesterday. In his absence, the Patriots will likely shift Marcus Cannon into the starting line-up while sliding one of Ryan Wendell or Dan Connolly back to center.

Interestingly, the Patriots have both receivers Aaron Dobson and Brian Tyms active today. That means they have five at the position. We'll see how that plays out.

The Bills also announced their inactives for the game: