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Week 3 Patriots vs Lions inactives: Josh Gordon OUT; Marcus Cannon and Derek Rivers ACTIVE

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New England released its inactives for today.

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The New England Patriots’ third game of the 2018 season is a mere 90 minutes away, and we now know which players will not participate in their meeting with the Detroit Lions. After already declaring four players out earlier this week, the team now added three more inactives. Let’s take a look at them.

Patriots inactives

SS Patrick Chung

DE Trey Flowers

TE Jacob Hollister

CB Eric Rowe

WR Josh Gordon

OL Cole Croston

OL Brian Schwenke

Chung, Flowers, Hollister and Rowe were already ruled out to participate tonight over the last two days. Their inactivity leads to some players making their debuts tonight: defensive edge Derek Rivers will play as will rookie cornerbacks Keion Crossen and J.C. Jackson. All three players were inactive the last two weeks and could see some rotational snaps against the Lions.

The Patriots named three more players inactive today, with Josh Gordon the biggest name on the list: the recently acquired wideout will not make his debut tonight after dealing with a hamstring injury. As a result, New England has only three pure wide receivers active in Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson.

Another big name to watch is Marcus Cannon: the Patriots’ starting right tackle returns after missing last week’s game due to injury.

Lions inactives

DE Ezekiel Ansah

TE Michael Roberts

DE Kerry Hyder Jr.

RB Ameer Abdullah

G Joe Dahl

T Andrew Donnal

WR Brandon Powell