FOXBORO -- Tom Brady's list of targets took the expected hits once Thursday night's inactive list came out. Rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld (hamstring), "questionable" on Wednesday's final participation report, was indeed ruled out, as rumored before kickoff. Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola's "doubtful" designations meant no one is surprised to see them sidelined tonight.
On a more positive note, the quarterback will have three new possible pass catchers -- receiver Aaron Dobson, running back Leon Washington, and tight end Matthew Mulligan -- who were either unavailable or not on the roster last in Week 1.
The complete list of Patriots inactives:
TE - Rob Gronkowski (Back/forearm)
TE - Zach Sudfeld (Hamstring)
RB - Brandon Bolden (Knee)
WR - Danny Amendola (Wrist)
OL - Will Svitek (Knee)
DL - Chris White (Healthy scratch)
Geno Smith will again get the start at quarterback for the Jets. A concussion will keep Jeremy Kerley, a receiver who had 14 catches, 206 yards, and a touchdown against New England last season -- out of the game.
QB - Mark Sanchez (Right shoulder)
WR - Jeremy Kerley
DL - Quinton Coples
OL - Ben Ijalana (Knee)
QB - Brady Quinn (Healthy scratch)
G- Will Campbell
OL - Oday Aboushi