Two of the New England Patriots’ 2016 draft picks will watch Sunday’s game from the press box.
Cornerback Cyrus Jones and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell will not play against the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots announced Sunday morning.
It’s the third consecutive healthy scratch for Jones, who has not played since being ejected from New England’s Week 5 win over the Cleveland Browns. Mitchell played in each of the Patriots’ first seven games but was listed as questionable for Sunday’s with a hamstring injury.
Rounding out the Patriots’ inactives are running backs D.J. Foster and Tyler Gaffney, defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton, tackle LaAdrian Waddle and linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The Patriots acquired Van Noy on Tuesday in a trade with the Detroit Lions and promoted Gaffney from the practice squad on Saturday.
Tight end Martellus Bennett will play against Buffalo after missing Friday’s practice with an ankle injury.
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