New England Patriots WRs Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins inactive Monday … – The Republican – masslive.com (blog)
KANSAS CITY — Tom Brady’s options at wide receiver will be limited Monday night. In a surprising move, the Patriots deactivated both Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins, leaving Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell as the only true receivers on the active roster.
Through three games, New England had been rotating between Dobson and Thompkins. Dobson was inactive in Weeks 1 and 3; Thompkins didn’t suit up in Week 2.
This week, the team opted to sit both players and activate rookie running back James White, who will see his first regular season action.
Also inactive for the Patriots are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (ruled out Saturday with a shoulder injury), recently-signed defensive lineman Casey Walker, defensive end Zach Moore and guards Josh Kline and Jordan Devey.
Devey, who spent all of 2013 on the practice squad, had started the first three games of the 2014 season. The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young reported earlier Monday that rookie Bryan Stork would start at center with fellow rookie Cameron Fleming taking over right guard and Dan Connolly shifting to left guard.
Defensive end Michael Buchanan, who had been inactive with an ankle injury through Week 3, is also set to make his season debut.
For Kansas City, star running back Jamaal Charles is active. He missed last Sunday’s game with an ankle sprain.
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