Receiver Chris Hogan was declared out of Sunday’s game vs. the Steelers when the Patriots released their inactive list, confirming an ESPN report earlier Sunday.
Hogan had only returned on Monday for the Patriots-Dolphins game after missing four games because of a shoulder injury suffered in October. He was listed on the Patriots’ official practice/injury report each day this week as having limited participation, and his game status was questionable. ESPN reported the shoulder injury was the reason he’d miss Sunday’s game.
The Patriots added receiver Kenny Britt during the week, and he was active for Sunday’s game.
Hogan caught one of five passes thrown his way vs. the Dolphins.
The Patriots’ other inactives were: linebacker Kyle Van Noy, defensive lineman Alan Branch, safety/special teamer Brandon King, running back Mike Gillislee, offensive lineman Cole Croston, and defensive end Geneo Grissom.
Defensive lineman Trey Flowers is active after missing last week’s game.
For the Steelers, inactive are cornerback Joe Haden, tight end Vance McDonald, quarterback Joshua Dobbs, receiver Justin Hunter, safety J.J. Wilcox, offensive lineman Matt Feiler, and defensive tackle Daniel McCullers.