The Patriots are healthier at a couple of key positions for tonight’s big game against the Texans.
New England guard Logan Mankins and defensive end Chandler Jones are both active tonight. Both were listed as questionable and have been out recently; Mankins has missed the last two games and Jones has missed the last three games.
The Patriots’ inactives are S Steve Gregory, RB James Develin, OL Nick McDonald, OL Markus Zusevics, TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Jake Bequette and DL Ron Brace.
The Texans’ inactives are CB Alan Ball, OLB Brooks Reed, G Antoine Caldwell, G Cody White, T Derek Newton, TE Garrett Graham and NT Terrell McClain.