WEEI reports that Light's status became murky two hours before the game when the medical staff examined what appeared to be a lower right leg injury. The injury will likely force Nate Solder to move to left tackle and give rookie Marcus Cannon his first start at right tackle.
The other Patriots inactives are offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, linebacker Brandon Spikes, safety Patrick Chung, defensive lineman Ron Brace, running back Shane Vereen and quarterback Ryan Mallett.
There were whispers that Spike might play despite missing every practice this week, but he will miss his seventh straight game. Chung will also miss his seventh consecutive game.