New England Patriots third string rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett joins WR Chad Ochocinco and five other players on the Pats inactive list for their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at 4:15 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon. Mallett has not yet played in a game this season for New England while Ochocinco had played in all 10 games to this point.
Joining Mallett and Ochocinco (hamstring) on the inactive list for the Pats are C Dan Connolly (groin), S Patrick Chung (ankle), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) and S Devin McCourty (shoulder).
Philadelphia only has two players listed as inactive for Sunday's game, with quarterback Michael Vick (ribs) and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (shoulder/hamstring) both out. Vick has played in nine games this season, throwing for 2,193 yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 535 yards on 65 rushes.