Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the New England Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).
The healthy inactives are offensive lineman Ryan Wendell , defensive lineman Khyri Thornton , linebacker Rufus Johnson and cornerback Justin Coleman .
New England Patriots rookie center Bryan Stork (knee) was unable to practice for the second straight day Thursday as the team prepared for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts. Ryan Wendell is expected to start in Stork's spot.
New England is a 6.5-point favorite.
New England Patriots rookie starting center Bryan Stork is not practicing Wednesday, reports MassLive.com. He suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of the playoff win over Baltimore and did not return.
If Stork can't play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts, right guard Ryan Wendell will start at center with Josh Kline replacing Wendell.
New England is a 6.5-point home favorite.
The status of New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork is unclear heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts, reports the team's website. Stork left the playoff win over the Ravens with a knee injury and was not spotted in the locker room afterward.
New England doesn't resume practicing until Wednesday.
Midway through the second quarter, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs "came flying in from behind [Tom] Brady and landed on the side of Stork’s right leg," the website said. Right guard Ryan Wendell moved to center, with Josh Kline coming in to replace Wendell.
New England Patriots center Bryan Stork was escorted to the locker room in the first half of Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game against the Ravens with a knee injury. His return is questionable. Ryan Wendell took over at center while Stork remains sidelined.