Alan Branch, Mike Gillislee among the Patriots’ inactives

Getty Images

Deion Branch was MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX. Alan Branch won’t have a chance to be MVP of Super Bowl LII.

The tipoff that the Patriots were going to make Alan Branch inactive came when he was spotted waiting in line for lunch in the Mall of America on Sunday.

The Patriots have no injured players, so they had to choose seven healthy scratches.

Branch has not played since injuring his knee in a December 11 game against Miami with Ricky Jean Francois getting the nod.

The team’s other inactives are running back Mike Gillislee, linebacker David Harris, offensive lineman Cole Croston, wide receiver Kenny Britt, tight end Jacob Hollister and punt returner Bernard Reedy.

Gillislee opened the season as the team’s No. 1 running back before Dion Lewis replaced him in that role October 15 against the Jets.

21 responses to “Alan Branch, Mike Gillislee among the Patriots’ inactives

  1. Well, I guess even really good players sometimes need to sit out when a TEAM is as stacked as the Patriots…..

  2. Nice to see Britt inactive after the way he disrespected the Browns earlier in the week. Yes, they were dumb for signing him to that contract but he simply stole the money from them. Did nothing but drop balls.

  3. Whether it’s the knee, age or attitude Branch has been surpassed on the depth chart not once but twice over. The good news for Pats fans is Waddle is a go, which means the ability to run over RT will be there. Along with a healthy Gronkowski that’s one more thing that wasn’t there in the AFCCG that will need to be defended.

  4. Patriot fans don’t forget about your usual 1st or 2nd quarter gift from the refs of a hold on special teams to pin Eagles deep and change field position. It’s happens almost every game but doubt you guys can see through your patriot privilege.

  5. Pretty clear Branch will not play another game in a Patriot uniform…
    @vaphinfan, finding excuses already? Sad…

  6. vaphinfan says:
    February 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    Patriot fans don’t forget about your usual 1st or 2nd quarter gift from the refs of a hold on special teams to pin Eagles deep and change field position. It’s happens almost every game but doubt you guys can see through your patriot privilege.
    ———————————————-

    You are absolutely correct, can’t see it.

  7. What’s better? Be in the Super bowl and be inactive or play regularly and not be in the SB. I say play. Getting a ring when you didn’t even dress is like being the first alternate in a wedding party. Come back to Buffalo Mike.

  8. vaphinfan says:
    February 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Patriot fans don’t forget about your usual 1st or 2nd quarter gift from the refs of a hold on special teams to pin Eagles deep and change field position. It’s happens almost every game but doubt you guys can see through your patriot privilege.
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    And remember, the league does this for one reason and one reason only: They absolutely hate the Miami Dolphins. No one knows why, but I suspect it is payback for watering the field vs the Jets.

  9. There should never be inactive players unless due to injury or discipline reasons. The rule needs to get tossed.

  10. don’t forget about your usual 1st or 2nd quarter gift from the refs of a hold on special teams

    Don’t hold.

  11. vaphinfan says:
    February 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Patriot fans don’t forget..
    ______________________________________

    And you don’t forget to keep those tissues handy chip. And don’t forget to start spouting off before the game is over. You know, like you did in the AFCCG or that Pats last 2 Super Bowl games.

  12. Good thing for the patriots that the referees are active and will be extra active at just the right times.

  13. ABranch was good last yr, then he reverted to his usual dog routine. Don’t bother flying back to Foxboro. They’ll ship your stuff to palookaville

  14. Turn off Collingsworth microphone, he has flipped out. He is such a shill for Foles and the Eagles.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!