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Jonas Gray inactive; Bryan Stork (knee) out for Patriots

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The New England Patriots will be without running back Jonas Gray for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source close to Gray, the running back is inactive on Saturday because his ankle injury is still bothering him. The hope is to have Gray healthy for next week if the Patriots advance to the AFC Championship game.

Patriots starting center Bryan Stork is also out for the remainder of the game after injuring his knee in the first half. Starting right guard Ryan Wendell slid over to replace Stork in the lineup, and Josh Kline is now playing at right guard.

Cornerback Brandon Browner injured his knee in the second half. The cornerback's return is questionable, the Patriots announced. Logan Ryan replaced Browner in the lineup.

Taking a backseat to LeGarrette Blount, Gray has been an afterthought since making franchise history with 201 rushing yards and four touchdowns against the Colts in Week 11.

As is their wont, the Patriots will use a committee attack on Saturday, with Blount and Brandon Bolden as the power backs.

Against a Ravens run defense that is the only one yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this season, the matchup calls for passing-down specialist Shane Vereen to take on a bigger backfield role.

If the Patriots are going to win, it will likely be on the arm of Tom Brady.

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