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Patriots vs. Redskins: Inactives

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Examining tonight's inactives in the Week 1 Preseason game between the Patriots and Redskins.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Taking a look at what is most likely to be the Inactive list for tonight's game against the Washington Redskins.

Offense

  • Brandon Bolden -- Didn't even make the trip to practice with the Redskins and remains out with an undisclosed injury.
  • Aaron Dobson -- Remains on the PUP list as he continues to recover from foot surgery.
  • Jeremy Gallon -- Opened camp on the PUP list and has yet to practice, most likely headed to IR for the year with the Foxboro Flu.
  • Rob Gronkowski -- He hasn't yet participated in full-team drills as the Patriots bring him back with a cautious approach.
  • Michael Hoomanawanui -- Hoomanawanui limped off the field during the fourth day of training camp and hasn't been on the field since. He's likely being held out of camp because he's a lock and the team is taking a precautionary measure, but Hoo-man's status is something to monitor.
  • Chris Martin -- Has yet to practice and remains on the Active/non-football injury list.
  • Bryan Stork -- Once slated to compete for a starting spot, Stork hasn't been since since the fifth day of camp after walking off the field with a trainer.
  • D.J. Williams -- Williams had his leg rolled up on him on Tuesday and sat out Wednesday's practice. He was last seen on the sidelines wearing a sleeve on his right leg.

Defense

  • Ja'Gared Davis --Davis was hurt on Monday in a contact drill during joint practices with the Redskins and has not returned to the field this week.
  • Alfonzo Dennard -- Now off the PUP list, but is likely being eased back into the swing of things.
  • Dominique Easley -- Easley has yet to practice.
  • Cameron Gordon -- The rookie free agent LB remains sidelined with an undiscoled injury.
  • Sealver Siliga -- Siliga injured his hand on Tuesday and headed back to Boston, wearing a cast, to seek further testing on it. the depth lineman may be out for the rest of camp and a few weeks into the season as well depending on the severity of the injury.
  • Jemea Thomas -- New England's sixth-round pick has been injured since the first day of camp and has yet to return.

Also, initial rumors are that Tom Brady won't even see the field tonight and that Ryan Mallett with get the start in his place. Brady got a heavy workload over the past week working with the first team offense, and the coaching staff may be using tonight's game as an opportunity to further evaluate both Mallett and Jimmy Garopollo while giving Tommy B a rest.

UPDATE: Ryan Mallett will officially be starting tonight's game, per Kevin Patra over at NFL.com. Not only will this be a great chance to evaluate his progression as a quarterback, but it will put his skillset on display for the rest of the league on the off chance that there is still a trade on the horizon. Here's hoping Mallett can step up.