— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 30, 2016
It’s become pretty apparent that the hole Cyrus Jones dug himself is much larger than your standard, 5′ x 5′ divot. The guy had a couple rough games in a row and hadn’t seen the field in the two games since. But it’s not like he’s just not getting in the game, he’s been completely inactive, and this week is no different. The Pats’ second round pick won’t play for the third week in a row.
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, another rookie, Malcolm Mitchell, will not be out there either. And James White will not let D.J. Foster see the active roster.
Tyler Gaffney and Kyle Van Noy, both newcomers to the 53-man this week, will not play.
LaAdrian Waddle continues to be a healthy scratch, and after not making the trip to Buffalo, Woodrow Hamilton will be inactive.
But the most important inactive in this game is not a Patriot, it’s LeSean McCoy.
In Week 4’s contest, McCoy put up 108YD of total offense and also scored a touchdown, a decent day for the NFL’s fourth-leading rusher.
Also, after being limited in practice all week, Robert Woods was listed as questionable for the Bills but he’ll be out there today. Obviously someone of Woods’ caliber shouldn’t provide too much of a headache for a defense, but for some reason the Patriots refuse to cover him. He hauled in seven passes for 89 yards in Week 4 and will do the same today if the Pats don’t put a body on him.
Luckily we’ve got Bill Belichick on our side and he’s always been pretty good about fixing glaring mistakes.