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Patriots inactives: Elandon Roberts to miss first game of season

Ryan Hannable
October 22, 2017 - 7:10 pm

FOXBORO -- The following Patriots players are inactive for Sunday night's game against the Falcons: cornerback Eric Rowe, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, outside linebacker Harvey Langi, linebacker Elandon Roberts, offensive lineman Cole Croston, offensive lineman Cameron Fleming and defensive end Geneo Grissom.

Rowe, Gilmore and Langi were all ruled out Friday, while Roberts was questionable with an ankle injury. For Grissom, it is his first inactive since being added to the roster before Week 3.

This means Rex Burkhead (ribs) will be active for the first time since Week 2.

The Patriots will enter the game with just three active cornerbacks -- Malcolm Butler, Jonathan Jones and Johnson Bademosi. With Roberts out, David Harris could get his first extended action of the year. He has just seven defensive snaps on the season.