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Week 4 Patriots vs. Buccaneers inactives: Trent Brown remains out, N’Keal Harry to make season debut

The list of inactives for Sunday’s 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium.

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In case you haven't heard by now, the New England Patriots will face off against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Prior to one of the most anticipated regular-season games of all time, here’s a look at who’s in and who’s out for both squads.

Patriots inactives

OT Trent Brown

DE Ronnie Perkins

CB Joejuan Williams

LB Ja’Whaun Bentley

CB Shaun Wade

RB Rhamondre Stevenson

TE Devin Asiasi

After listing eight players as questionable on Friday, just Trent Brown (calf) and Ja’Whaun Bentley (shoulder) have been downgraded to out for Sunday night. Brown will miss his third straight game as the right tackle position continues to be a weak point without him. As for the left side of the offensive line, tackle Isaiah Wynn (knee) will be active.

Despite Bentley being inactive, both Kyle Van Noy (groin) and Josh Uche (back) — who missed last week’s contest — will suit up. New England also elevated linebacker Jahlani Tavai on Saturday.

Defensive back Myles Bryant was also elevated with Tavai and will get the nod over corner Joejuan Williams. Also in the secondary, both J.C. Jackson (knee) and Kyle Dugger (hamstring) are active after being labeled with the questionable tag.

Offensively, wide receiver N’Keal Harry will make his season debut. Harry was activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve on Saturday.

Running backs coach Ivan Fears hinted throughout the week that rookie Rhamondre Stevenson could be a part of replacing James White, who landed on the IR with a hip injury. The rookie will have to wait to appear in his new potential role, however.

Buccaneers inactives

WR Jaelon Darden

QB Kyle Trask

RB Giovani Bernard

CB Jamel Dean

G Nick Leverett

TE Rob Gronkowski

OLB Jason Pierre-Paul

The Buccaneers themselves will be without multiple starters on both sides of the ball, headlined by tight end Rob Gronkowski, who will not get to join Tom Brady in this week’s homecoming matchup. Gronk was ruled out on Saturday as he reportedly deals with multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung.

As for Tampa’s dismantled secondary, they will be without cornerback Jamel Dean, but Carlton Davis — who was listed as questionable with an abdominal/ribs injury — will be active. Newly signed cornerback Richard Sherman will also be active and is expected to play in his Tampa Bay debut.