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Week 7 Patriots vs Steelers inactives: Patriots bench top pick from 2016 draft

The Patriots have announced their inactives for week 7.

The New England Patriots have announced their inactives for week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are a handful of surprises.

TE AJ Derby
RB D.J. Foster
CB Cyrus Jones
DT Woodrow Hamilton
S Jordan Richards
DT Vincent Valentine
OT LaAdrian Waddle

Hamilton and Valentine were known to be inactive last night. Derby is no stranger to being a healthy scratch. Waddle has been a healthy scratch whenever the top tackle trio of Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, and Cameron Fleming are healthy.

Foster is inactive as Brandon Bolden returns to the lineup.

The Patriots have made their past two 2nd round picks healthy scratches as S Jordan Richards and CB Cyrus Jones will not play. CB Justin Coleman returns to the lineup. Eric Rowe remains ahead of Jones in the depth chart.

Here are the Steelers inactives:

All of these were known on Friday. Most of these players are starters or top rotational options.