Kenbrell Thompkins injury: Patriots WR ruled out for Week 16

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Tackle Nate Solder will not play either.

Two Patriots will miss the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens, as the team announced wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins and tackle Nate Solder have been downgraded to out.

Thompkins, a rookie out of Cincinnati, has started eight games for the Patriots this season and played in 11, catching 32 passes for 466 yards and four touchdowns, ranking fifth on the team in receiving yards. Solder, a third-year player out of Colorado, has not missed a game in his NFL career, and started every game over each of the past two seasons.

Without Thompkins, Tom Brady and the Patriots will have to look to other options in their receiving corps against the Ravens' secondary. Julian Edelman leads the team in every receiving category, and the emergence of Danny Amendola and Shane Vereen will help mitigate the losses of not only Thompkins, but tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has suffered yet another season-ending injury.

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