Fells among healthy scratches for Patriots

Fells among healthy scratches for Patriots
January 13, 2013, 8:25 pm
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FOXBORO -- New England's playoff game against the Texans is different from the regular season tilt. Why? Both teams are stacked with full decks.
Six of New England's inactives Sunday are healthy scratches; offensive lineman Nick McDonald (shoulder) is the only player who was on this week's injury report.
Sitting tight end Daniel Fells could mean that Rob Gronkowski is closer to being 100-percent. Though Gronkowski has been practicing several weeks, and played Week 17, his surgically-repaired forearm appeared to still be bothering himin New England's regular season finale.
The complete Patriots inactive list:
WR Kamar AikenDE Jake BequetteTE Daniel FellsOL Nick McDonaldOL Markus ZusevicsDB Derrick MartinDB Malcolm Williams
The Texans have linebacker Brooks Reed, tackle Derek Newton, cornerback Alan Ball, and tight end Garrett Graham -- all sidelined in Week 14 -- back for this evening's rematch.
Inactive for Houston:
CB Roc CarmichaelCB Stanford RouttILB Cameron CollinsG Antoine CaldwellOT Andrew GardnerG Cody WhiteNT Terrell McClain