Found December 24, 2011 on Miami Herald:
New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light is inactive for Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Patriots release injury report: LT Matt Light and S Patrick Chung are surprisingly out

There was an interesting injury situation that seemed to crop up this morning, as Patriots LT Matt Light worked out under the watchful eye of the training staff. Dr. Tom Gill was out there, so was strength coach Harold Nash, and others. Maybe Light’s gimpy ankle from the Chiefs game flared up. So, how did it all come out? Not good for Light. He is inactive, a surprise twist that...

Matt Light Won't Play Against Dolphins, Pressing Rookie Tackles Into Action

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots will start two rookie tackles Saturday against the Dolphins, as left tackle Matt Light was surprisingly ruled inactive. Light, who was not on the injury report this week, ran through a series of tests before the game to test his right ankle. He suffered the injury five weeks ago during the Patriots' victory against the Chiefs, leaving Gillette Stadium...

Light inactive for Pats after pregame ankle injury

Left tackle Matt Light is inactive for the New England Patriots after suffering an ankle injury in pregame warmups. Light, an 11-year veteran who has had a strong season protecting quarterback Tom Brady, was hurt before Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots are without two other starters for the seventh straight game, safety Patrick Chung with a foot problem...

Patriots OT Light inactive after hurting ankle in warmups

New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light, who didn't appear on the team's injury report throughout the week, is inactive for Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins after suffering an ankle injury during warmups.

Mankins to try left tackle after Light gets hurt in warmups

Patriots left tackle Matt Light wasn’t even listed on the Week 16 injury report. And yet he’s not available for New England’s game against the Dolphins. Light is inactive after hurting his leg during warmups, according to our friend Tom Curran of Rookie Marcus Cannon is active, but it looks like guard Logan Mankins…

Broken line big concern

FOXBORO - The situation became dire when Patriots left tackle Matt Light was spotted working out with strength...

Patriots Share Mixed Emotions Over Wrapping Up First-Round Bye in Playoffs

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots crossed another goal off their checklist Saturday by dispatching of the Dolphins and securing a first-round bye in the playoffs, which has become increasingly important due to their injury situation. Left tackle Matt Light's ankle flared up before Saturday's game, and he was inactive. Left guard Logan Mankins, who started for Light at left tackle...

Halftime at Gillette Stadium: Dolphins 17, Patriots 0

It would be difficult to imagine a worse half for the Patriots. They began the game without LT Matt Light, then saw G Logan Mankins go down with a left knee injury. Yikes. Oh, and the offense punted six times in the first six drives. What a mess. After 30 minutes, it’s Dolphins 17, Patriots 0. Really. Patriots QB Tom Brady is 7 of 19 for 87 yards, easily his worst half of the season...

Patriots and Dolphins kick it off from Gillette Stadium… what’s happening? (3-0 Dolphins)

The Patriots offense received a little shake-up, with Matt Light being a surprise inactive. That meant Logan Mankins would start at left tackle, which is interesting. But, first… the defense. The Patriots came out in their regular 4-3 look, even with Andre Carter being out. Shaun Ellis was the starting defensive end in Carter’s place, and he started fast with a sack. But the...

Patriots OT Nate Solder looks back on his first meeting with Dolphins pass-rusher Cameron Wake

The tackles, suddenly, are in focus. Matt Light is surprisingly out, and rookies Nate Solder and Logan Mankins are going to be the bookends. Yes, really. Mankins warmed up at his old college position. As for Solder, it was against the Dolphins that Solder made his debut. He handled pass-rusher Cameron Wake extremely well, giving up one sack but holding his own otherwise. Earlier...

Mankins moving to tackle?

By Paul Kenyon If pre-game warm-ups mean anything, Logan Mankins will switch from his usual guard spot to left tackle for Saturday's game against the Dolphins. The Patriots are on the field now running through their plays and Mankins is taking the spot at left tackle held for so long by Matt Light. Light was a surprise inactive for the Pats because of an ankle injury. Light...
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