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
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
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.