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Week 16 Patriots vs Jets: Josh Kline, Troy Hill Added to the Inactives List; Dont'a Hightower Active

New England has announced its list of inactive players for today.

Bill Belichick, happy.
Bill Belichick, happy.
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The 12-2 New England Patriots have traveled to New York's MetLife Stadium today to take on the 9-5 New York Jets. The visiting Patriots try to sweep their AFC East rivals for the second year in the row while also securing the conference's number one seed – and homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

However, the team will have to do so without some key contributors. Here is today's list of those, who won't dress against the Jets:

WR Danny Amendola

SS Patrick Chung

WR Julian Edelman

LB Jonathan Freeny

CB Troy Hill

OG Josh Kline

FS Devin McCourty

Amendola and Edelman missing the contest puts more pressure on a relatively unproven wide receiver corps consisting of Brandon LaFell, Keshawn Martin and recently promoted Chris Harper. Furthermore, the return of Scott Chandler could also indicate that we might see some more multiple tight end sets today.

More pressure is also put on safeties Duron Harmon, Jordan Richards, Tavon Wilson and Nate Ebner. The quartet has to step up during the absences of starters Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung – as does the front seven, which received a boost today due to the return of linebacker Dont'a Hightower.

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The Jets' inactive players for today are as follows:

QB Bryce Petty

CB Dee Milliner

FS Dion Bailey

LB Taiwan Jones

OT Dakota Dozier

OG Ben Ijalana

LB Josh Martin