The Patriots announced Wednesday that they placed starting C Dan Koppen and DL Myron Pryor on season-ending injured reserve.
A pair of rookies have their stock rising after the Patriots' Week One win over the Dolphins.
There was little question as to who was the Patriots' offensive player of the game in the season opener. Tom Brady's record-breaking night stole the show.
The Jets will be without return specialist and "Wildcat" quarterback Brad Smith for their divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots on Sunday.
The Patriots' leader in sacks, DL Mike Wright, will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.
The Patriots downgraded the status of OG Stephen Neal, CB Jonathan Wilhite, DT Myron Pryor, DT Mike Wright and OT Mark LeVoir to out for Thursday's game against the Lions.
Patriots QB Tom Brady missed Tuesday's practice. It's the third consecutive week he has missed the team's first practice.
The Patriots have downgraded OG Stephen Neal, RB Fred Taylor and DL Myron Pryor from doubtful to out for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.
The NFL announced fines for Week Eight, including a pair for hits on Brett Favre.