It's officially official.
The New England Patriots are gearing up for a huge Divisional Round matchup with Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans, who are coming off a stunning comeback win against the Chiefs in the Wild Card round.
As the two teams get ready to square off, the Pats announced their official list of active and inactive players, and it looks like the team will be without some big names in this one.
Officially out for the Patriots tonight: RBs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee, WR Kenny Britt, run-stuffing DT Alan Branch.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 13, 2018
RB James White & WR Chris Hogan return.
New England will be missing running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee against the Titans, as well as WR Kenny Britt and top defender Alan Branch. On the bright side, James White and Chris Hogan are slated to play.
Burkhead and Gillislee will be replaced with the tandem of Dion Lewis and James White. The bigger question is that of who will replace DT Alan Branch? He's easily the team's best run-stopper, and with Derrick Henry in the Tennessee backfield, the Pats needed him up front.
Definitely something to watch for tonight.