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Pats-Broncos inactives: Bennett's active, Gillislee isn't

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Pats-Broncos inactives: Bennett's active, Gillislee isn't

DENVER -- Martellus Bennett will be in uniform and ready to go for the Patriots just a few days after re-joining the team. 

The tight end came into the game as questionable due to a shoulder injury, but when the Patriots released their inactive list for Sunday night's game against the Broncos, Bennett wasn't on it. 

He'll join Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister as the tight ends on the active game day roster. How might he contribute in his first game with the Patriots since Super Bowl LI? Glad you asked. We listed some of the areas where he could help here, including in the red zone.

The majority of the Patriots inactive list comes as no surprise: Cassius Marsh (shoulder), Eric Rowe (groin) joined Chris Hogan (shoulder), Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Malcom Brown (ankle) among those too injured to play. Cole Croston is a healthy scratch, as he has been every week this season.

The other healthy inactive? Running back Mike Gillislee. The Patriots have had five running backs active on game days in recent weeks, but with Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead taking on bigger workloads of late, that made Gillislee a candidate to be scratched. Gillislee does not contribute on special teams, which is why he'd be left off the roster as opposed to someone like Brandon Bolden, who is a core special-teamer.

Both Danny Amendola (knee) and Stephon Gilmore (ankle/concussion) were questionable coming into the game but took part in a lengthy warm-up before the game and looked ready to go. 

The complete lists:

PATRIOTS
OT Marcus Cannon
OT Cole Croston
RB Mike Gillislee
WR Chris Hogan
OLB Cassius Marsh
CB Eric Rowe
DL Malcom Brown

BRONCOS
CB Lorenzo Doss
RB De'Angelo Henderson
LB Joe Jones
QB Paxton Lynch
OT Donald Stephenson
WR Jordan Taylor
DE DeMarcus Walker

Patriots wondering what to fix after their loss to the Dolphins

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Patriots wondering what to fix after their loss to the Dolphins

1:29- Phil Perry and Troy Brown, on Monday Night Patriots, will be having an in-depth look at the last play of the Patriot’s Miami game. 

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10:37- Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely comment on the Celtics post game win and which players have been improving over the season.

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Russell Wilson's interception was even worse than Tom Brady's sack

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Russell Wilson's interception was even worse than Tom Brady's sack

If Russell Wilson were an Internet meme, he'd be saying "Hold my beer" to Tom Brady.

One day after Brady was ripped for his terrible decision to not throw the ball away at the end of the first half (later admitting he lost track of how many timeouts the Patriots had), the Seahawks QB actually did throw the ball away... with even more disastrous results.

Just like Brady, Wilson had the ball right near the goal line with no timeouts with under 30 seconds to play in the first half. Just like Brady, Wilson was under heavy pressure. But unlike Brady, Wilson didn't take the sack and go to the locker room leaving at least three points on the board. Instead, with Danielle Hunter about to sack him, Wilson flung the ball into no man's land, right into the waiting arms of Minnesota's Eric Kendricks.

It's probably no consolation to Wilson or Seahawks fans, but at least it wasn't his worst career interception on a play that started at the 1-yard line. 

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