August 19, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie (17) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Inactives List: Austin Collie In, Josh Boyce Out


Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Boyce (82) catches a pass before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

We are roughly an hour away from the Patriots and Saints kickoff, which of course means the Pats have released their official inactives list.

The only guys on this list that are a bit of a surprise, go by the names of Josh Boyce and Matthew Slater. Slater is still recovering from a fractured wrist, but I think it won’t be much longer before the Pats special teams ace returns. As for Boyce, this is the first game of the year where he will find himself in street clothes, as newcomer Austin Collie gets the nod in his place. Personally, I would rather have Brady work with the rookie to improve their connection rather than Collie. Boyce has a lot of potential, and I doubt that Collie will be in New England longer than the Patriots fourth round pick will be. But because Collie is active, I think Brady will attempt to incorporate him into their game-plan, especially if the New England offense begins to struggle like they did last week in Cincinnati.

Official Patriots Inactive List:

Rob Gronkowski

Tommy Kelly

Matthew Slater

Leon Washington

Tavon Wilson

Chris Barker

Josh Boyce

Official Saints Inactive List:

Lance Moore

Mark Ingram

Rod Sweeting

Roman Harper

Zach Strief

Tyrunn Walker

Martez Wilson

 

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