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Inactive analysis

ANALYSIS

In looking at the inactive players for both teams, a few areas stand out:

  • With Jets rookie Jacob Bender inactive, the question is who will start at left guard for the Jets. Bender, a sixth-round draft choice from Division I-AA Nicholls State, will likely be replaced by Adrien Clarke or Wade Smith. This figures to be an area the Patriots will look to exploit. Clarke took the reps with the first unit in warmups.
  • With Jets CB Andre Dyson inactive, that likely means that rookie Darrelle Revis — a first-round pick out of Pittsburgh — will start.
  • With the Patriots deactivating DL Kareem Brown, that means DL Santonio Thomas — who was activated off the practice squad Saturday — is active. Thomas and second-year man Le Kevin Smith are the top backups behind starters Ty Warren, Vince Wilfork and Jarvis Green.

    SANDERS IN FOCUS: In pre-game warmups, James Sanders lined up at safety in Rodney Harrison’s spot.

    SAMUEL IN FOCUS: Asante Samuel also lined up with the first unit in warmups.

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