Patriots downgrade Ochocinco, Chung, McCourty to out

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Patriots downgraded WR Chad Ochocinco, CB Devin McCourty, S Patrick Chung and C Dan Connolly to out for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

All four were listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. Ochocinco injured his hamstring during the week. Connolly suffered a groin injury in last Monday night's win over the Chiefs. McCourty (shoulder) missed the Chiefs game and Chung (foot) has not played since Week Nine.

In the secondary, CB Antwaun Molden will start on the outside for McCourty, while S Sterling Moore is expected to start for Chung.

At center, Ryan Wendell will start for Connolly. WRs Julian Edelman and Taylor Price should see extra snaps with Ochocinco out.

LBs Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher were ruled out on Friday.