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Stevan Ridley active for Patriots against Browns; Thompkins, Bolden out

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  December 8, 2013 11:37 AM

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FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots will have to do without both of their top outside wide receivers, Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson, after listing Thompkins inactive with a hip injury.

Dobson (foot) has been out since Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.

Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, who was inactive last week against the Houston Texans, is officially active for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Also active for the Patriots is cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who had missed practice this week to go to court in Nebraska. He had missed two of the past three games with a knee injury.

Running back Brandon Bolden (knee) will be out of commission for the team as well.

The other Patriots inactives are OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), and LB Steve Beauharnais.

The Browns' inactives are quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Alex Tanney, offensive linemen Martin Wallace, Garrett Gilkey and Reid Fragel, tight end Keavon Milton, and receiver Josh Cooper.

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