Chad Ochocinco, Stevan Ridley inactive for AFC championship

The Patriots have announced their inactive players for today’s game and wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who returned this morning from Florida after attending his father’s funeral Saturday, is among the seven players who will not play today.

He is a healthy scratch.

Also a healthy scratch is running back Stevan Ridley, who fumbled twice in the last two games, starting in Week 17 over veteran back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Also inactive is OL Sebastian Vollmer, OL Donald Thomas, LB Gary Guyton, RB Shane Vereen and QB Ryan Mallett.

Inactive for the Ravens today is WR Tandon Doss, CB Chykie Brown, RB Anthony Allen, LB Josh Bynes, OL Justin Boren, NT Brandon McKinney and LB Sergio Kindle.

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