Gronkowski, Amendola out; Vollmer in for Pats

Gronkowski, Amendola out; Vollmer in for Pats
September 29, 2013, 6:15 pm
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ATLANTA -- New England has its starting right tackle back. 

Sebastian Vollmer, who suffered a foot injury during last week's win over Tampa Bay, didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but returned Friday to earn a "questionable" designation on the injury report. 

The Patriots will also have veteran reserve O-lineman Will Svitek available. Sunday night marks the first time he has been active this season; second-year defensive end Jake Bequette has been benched to make room.

Both Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola were listed on Friday's report as "questionable," but were officially downgraded to "out" Saturday evening. They joined special teams captain Matthew Slater as those sidelined before Sunday morning. 

New England will not have to face former Patriot Asante Samuel. The Falcons cornerback is out with a thigh injury.

Patriots inactives:

TE - Rob Gronkowski (Forearm/back)

WR - Danny Amendola (Groin)

WR - Matthew Slater (Wrist)

RB - Leon Washington (Thigh)

DL - Jake Bequette (Healthy scratch) 

LB - Steve Beauharnais (Healthy scratch)

OL - Chris Barker (Healthy scratch)

Falcons inactives:

RB - Steven Jackson (Hamstring)

CB - Asante Samuel (Thigh)

S - Kemal Ishmael

LB - Jamar Chaney

OL - Harland Gunn

T - Ryan Schraeder

DT - Travian Robertson