Starters Chung, Gregory, Mankins inactive for Pats

Safeties Patrick Chung and Steve Gregory are inactive for the

New England Patriots, leaving them without two key starters against

the New York Jets.

Gregory missed his third straight game with a hip injury Sunday.

Chung, who started all six previous games, hurt his right shoulder

a week earlier in a 24-23 loss at the Seattle Seahawks. The

Patriots entered the day allowing the fifth-most yards passing in

the NFL.

Also inactive for the Patriots are starting left guard Logan

Mankins with calf and hip problems, running back Brandon Bolden,

linebacker Tracy White and defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron

Brace.

Backup running back Joe McKnight was active for the Jets despite

an injured ankle. New York’s inactives are safety Eric Smith,

defensive tackles Sione Po’uha and Kenrick Ellis, wide receiver

Clyde Gates, running back Bilal Powell, guard Caleb Schlauderaff

and quarterback Greg McElroy.