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Patriots Inactives vs. Lions: Dennard Back

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The New England Patriots have announced their inactives for their week 12 match-up against the Detroit Lions.

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The New England Patriots have announced their inactives for their week 12 match-up against the Detroit Lions:

Cameron Fleming, OL; James White, RB; Aaron Dobson, WR; Dominique Easley, DL; Chandler Jones, DE; Jordan Devey, OL

The most interesting thing to point out here is that Alfonzo Dennard returns to action after spending the last three weeks on the sideline as a healthy scratch. Rookie Malcolm Butler is inactive this week. Perhaps the Patriots have a match-up they prefer with Dennard.

LeGarrette Blount is active after being signed this week, and will wear #29. He switched jerseys with Don Jones, who is also active after being a healthy scratch last week.

The Patriots lose some defensive line and edge depth with rookie Dominique Easley being held out because of his knee.

The Lions also announced their inactives for the game: