The final injury report is out and four Patriots have been ruled out for tonight’s game in Pittsburgh. RB Fred Taylor, who had returned to practice for the first time since the beginning of the season and was optimistic about playing, was ruled out, as well as RG Stephen Neal, S Jarrad Page, and DL Myron Pryor. Dan Connolly will likely start for Neal on the right side after playing much of the season on the left side until Logan Mankins’ return last week. Pryor was usually in the pass rush package for the Pats, so the other defensive linemen will have to pick up the slack and play some extra downs. Page has yet to make any significant contributions to the team so his absence is not a major factor.
Four Patriots Ruled Out vs Pittsburgh
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