The inactive lists for Thursday night's game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots revealed plenty of big names but few true surprises. For the Jets, defensive end Quinton Coples, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and quarterback Mark Sanchez had been ruled out long before game time. For the Patriots, the absences of wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski were expected after both players were listed as doubtful on the Pats' latest injury report.
The Patriots will be without rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld due to a hamstring injury, leaving Michael Hoomanawanui as the team's only experienced pass catcher at the position. Thankfully for the Pats, rookie wideout Aaron Dobson is listed active despite entering the day listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury of his own.
DE Quinton Coples (ankle)
WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion)
QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder)
T Ben Ijalana (knee)
T Oday Aboushi (not on injury report)
G Will Campbell (not on injury report)
QB Brady Quinn (not on injury report)
WR Danny Amendola (groin)
TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
T Will Svitek (knee)
TE Zac Sudfeld (hamstring)
DL Chris Jones (not injury report)
LB Steve Beauharnais (not on injury report)