Patriots-Chiefs Live: Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson Among Inactives – NESN.com
8:00 p.m.: The Patriots warmed up with Solder (LT), Connolly (LG), Stork (C), Fleming (RG) and Vollmer (RT) as the starting offensive line, so it looks like that’s the starting unit tonight.
It will be very interesting to see how Fleming plays at guard. He has always been a tackle, dating back to high school, only practicing a couple snaps at guard in college at Stanford.
7:36 p.m.: It’s surprising that Dobson and Thompkins are inactive, but not entirely shocking. Neither player has impressed, and the Patriots obviously felt that they needed an extra running back over a receiver.
The Patriots might force Hali or Houston into coverage if they use White and running back Shane Vereen in the passing game. Third tight end Tim Wright could see some extended playing time, as well.
7:08 p.m.: The Patriots didn’t pick between Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins; they made both wide receivers inactive.
Dobson, Thompkins, guards Jordan Devey and Josh Kline, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, defensive end Zach Moore and newly signed defensive tackle Casey Walker are inactive for the Patriots.
Rookie running back James White is set to make his NFL debut. I’ve been saying this week that the Patriots must decide on three starting wide receivers. Apparently they made their choices: Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola.
6 p.m. ET: The New England Patriots are reportedly finally making a change to their offensive line for Monday Night Football.
The Patriots are starting rookie Bryan Stork at center, rookie Cameron Fleming at right guard and captain Dan Connolly at left guard against the Kansas City Chiefs, The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young reported Monday afternoon. That bumps Marcus Cannon (previously started at left guard) and Jordan Devey (right guard) out of the starting lineup. Cannon could still get some work as the …read more