The Patriots will debut a pair of key veteran defensive line pickups on Thursday night after cautiously working them into the mix this month.
98.5 in Boston reports that Shaun Ellis and Albert Haynesworth will suit up for the Patriots against the Giants. Both players didn’t practice much in August, but they have increased their workload the last two weeks.
By playing on Thursday, it appears Ellis and Haynesworth will be ready for New England’s Monday night opener against Miami. We really haven’t seen the Patriots starting defense yet with both linemen out all month. Linebacker Brandon Spikes has also been out.