It’s been clear for some time that the Patriots wouldn’t have tight end Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup this week, but the Saints will also be shorthanded on offense.
Wide receiver Lance Moore and running back Mark Ingram are both inactive for the Saints in their Sunday afternoon tilt with the Patriots. It’s the fourth game of the season that Ingram has missed and the third straight time that Moore has been on the inactive list. Right tackle Zach Strief is also out for the Saints.
The Patriots will have running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Danny Amendola, both of whom were listed as questionable for the game. In addition to Gronkowski, the inactive Patriots are running back Leon Washington, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, wide receiver Matt Slater, defensive tackle Chris Baker, wide receiver Josh Boyce and safety Tavon Wilson.