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Week 2 Patriots vs Jaguars inactives: Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead active, Derek Rivers a healthy scratch once again

Take a look at today’s inactives.

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In a little more than 90 minutes, the New England Patriots will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in what is a battle between two teams projected to again be among the AFC’s best this year. Today’s matchup could therefore very well have serious playoff implications further down the line. For now, however, it’s just two teams looking to go 2-0 – and they will try to do so without the following players:

Patriots inactives

OT Marcus Cannon

CB Keion Crossen

OG Brian Schwenke

WR Corey Coleman

CB J.C. Jackson

DE Derek Rivers

RB Kenjon Barner

Marcus Cannon and Keion Crossen being inactive was already announced by the team yesterday, after both players were listed as questionable on Friday’s final injury report. The duo is joined by five men – all five of them being healthy scratches: recently added Corey Coleman and Kenjon Barner will be out, as will be depth offensive lineman Brian Schwenke. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and Derek Rivers are also not active for the second straight week.

Two players not listed above are running backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead: both will be active today after also being listed as questionable on Friday. Furthermore, tight end Jacob Hollister will make his 2018 debut as the Patriots’ number two receiving tight end behind Rob Gronkowski.

Jaguars inactives

RB Leonard Fournette

LB Leon Jacobs

DT Eli Ankou

OL Chris Reed

OL Josh Walker

OL Will Richardson Jr.

DE Dawuane Smoot

The Jaguars’ best offensive player – running back Leonard Fournette – will indeed miss today’s game because of a hamstring injury. This means that T.J. Yeldon, who is dealing with an ankle issue himself, and Corey Grant will carry the load on the ground this week. More pressure will also be put on quarterback Blake Bortles.