INDIANAPOLIS -- Running back Kevin Faulk highlights the list of Patriots inactive players for Super Bowl XLVI.
Faulk, the 13-year pro who started the year on the physically unable to perform list, returned in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was the most action he saw the entire year, playing out the season in a reserve role behind rookie running backs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen in addition to BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead. He finished the regular season with 17 carries for 57 yards.
Vereen is also inactive for the Super Bowl. Ridley, who was inactive for the AFC Championship, will presumably back up Green-Ellis and Woodhead.
The other inactives for today's big game include QB Ryan Mallett, LB Gary Guyton, OL Donald Thomas, OL Nick McDonald and DL Ron Brace.