The New England Patriots Week 17 injury report has been released, and as expected quarterback Tom Brady will play against visiting Buffalo Bills Sunday. All week, the status of Brady's non-throwing, which underwent X-rays Wednesday, has been tracked, but the injury wasn't expected to keep the quarterback out for the regular-season finale.
Also, playing despite being listed on Friday's injury report will wide receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch, who were each listed as questionable during Friday's report. Welker is battling a knee injury, while Branch is having issues with his groin.
The Week 17 inactives for the Patriots are:
DE Ron Brace
G Logan Mankins
OT Sebastian Vollmer
LB Tracy White
RB Kevin Faulk
QB Ryan Mallett
RB Shane Vereen
Meanwhile, the Bills will be without: tackle Demetrius Bell (knee)Kraig Urbik (knee) and wide receiver Brad Smith (hamstring). defensive back Josh Nesbitt, defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert, wide receiver Kamar Aiken and tight end Frendi Onobun.