FOXBORO -- The Patriots' offense got back two of its biggest weapons Saturday night, as wide receiver Chris Hogan and running back James White returned to the lineup for the Pats' AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Titans.
Newly acquired wide receiver Kenny Britt was bumped off the active list by Hogan's return. And, as reported earlier today, running back Rex Burkhead also was out of action.
Defensive lineman Alan Branch -- who, like Burkhead, had returned to practice this week and was thought to be in line to play tonight -- was also listed as inactive.
The complete list of Patriots inactives:
CB Johnson Bademosi
DL Alan Branch
WR Kenny Britt
RB Rex Burkhead
OL Cole Colston
RB Mike Gillislee
LB David Harris
Gil Santos was as good as it gets in a broadcasting booth.
The entire New England Patriots community is coming together and compiling their favorite memories from his days working with the team.
Current play-by-play Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci has a thread dedicated to Santos.
Many other members of the local media, including former Patriots, have shared their favorite memories of Gil.
Legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos passed away today on his birthday at the age of 80.
The long-time voice of the Pats served in the booth for a total of 36 years, mostly alongside former Patriots kicker Gino Cappelletti. Santos also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ radio.
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft released a statement on his passing:
Santos was in the booth for 743 Patriots games, 15 playoff runs and 6 Super Bowls. His signature call was of Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI, clinching the Patriots' first of five Super Bowl titles.
He was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013, only the second non-player to earn that honor.
The versatile Santos also called basketball games for the Celtics and Providence College, as well as college football games for Boston College and Penn State. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2009.
Gil Santos was born in Acushnet and spent most of his adult life living in the town of Raynham.