Chung, Mankins inactive; Hightower returns

Chung, Mankins inactive; Hightower returns
October 21, 2012, 7:17 pm
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FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins is among New England's seven inactives for Sunday's game against the Jets.
The guard has missed one other game this season, a 52-28 Patriots win in Buffalo, because of nagging calf and hip problems.
Safety Pat Chung is also unavailable after injuring his shoulder last weekend against Seattle. With veteran Steve Gregory still out with a hip problem, the Patriots will have two rookies -- Tavon Wilson and Nate Ebner -- starting at safety unless cornerback Devin McCourty is moved to the back end of the secondary.
Full inactive list for the Patriots:
G Logan Mankins (calfhip)S Pat Chung (shoulder)LB Tracy White (foot)RB Brandon Bolden (knee)S Steve Gregory (hip)DL Ron Brace (back)DL Jake Bequette
White and Bolden were deemed "Out" Friday after missing the full week of practice. Gregory, who was injured Week 4 against the Bills, returned to the field Wednesday for the team's walk-through but was also ruled out by the end of the week.
Receiver Julian Edelman is active for the first time since injuring his hand against the Ravens.
Linebacker Dont'a Hightower, a rookie starter, is back after missing New England's last two games with a bad hamstring.
Inactive for New York:
QB Greg McElroyWR Clyde GatesRB Bilal PowellS Eric SmithG Caleb SchaulderaffNT Sione Po'uhaNT Kenrick Ellis