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Patriots-Saints inactives: Trent Brown, Josh Uche won't play Week 3

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The New England Patriots have a couple notable players ruled out for Sunday's Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium.

Right tackle Trent Brown, who suffered a calf injury in Week 1, is among the inactives. He also didn't play in the Week 2 win over the New York Jets. The three most likely candidates to replace Brown are Yasir Durant, Justin Herron and Yodny Cajuste.

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Josh Uche's absence will be felt, too. The second-year linebacker had a strong start to the season and is responsible for three of the Patriots' six sacks through two games. He appeared on Friday's injury report with a back issue.

Patriots rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson is a healthy scratch for a second consecutive week.

Here are the official Week 3 inactives for the Patriots and Saints.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-1)

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB

Devin Asiasi, TE

Trent Brown, OT

Ronnie Perkins, LB

Josh Uche, LB

Shaun Wade, CB

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-1)

Ian Book, QB

Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR

Erik McCoy, C

Albert Huggins, DT

Desmond Trufant, CB