The Patriots have announced that both DT Brandon Deaderick (ankle) and CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) are out for Sunday night’s game in Baltimore.
The two were downgraded after appearing on Friday’s injury report as questionable. Both were limited in practice Thursday and Friday.
Deaderick was used sparingly in the past two games to spell Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love on short yardage situations, and Ron Brace will likely step into that role.
Dennard has yet to see the field this season, and the hamstring issues this early on can’t be good news for the rookie out of Nebraska’s hopes of contributing at all this season.
As previously reported earlier, Aaron Hernandez and Justin Francis will also miss this one.