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Patriots reportedly will be without James White, Chris Hogan vs. Jets

Ryan Hannable
December 31, 2017 - 8:52 am

The Patriots will be short-handed on offense again this week.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, running back James White will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. With Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead already ruled out, this means the Patriots will have only two active running backs -- Dion Lewis and special teamer Brandon Bolden. Fullback James Develin could see some carries, as well.

Also, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, receiver Chris Hogan isn't expected to play, either. This will be his third straight game missed after returning from his shoulder injury against the Dolphins earlier in the month. He hasn't played since.

The Patriots clinch the AFC's No. 1 seed with a win over the Jets.

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