Oct 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tackle Nate Solder (77) during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots downgrade Kenbrell Thompkins, Nate Solder to 'out'

The New England Patriots take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16, but they will once again be a team that is dealing with a number of injuries. The team traveled to Baltimore today and they made some announcements regarding the status of two offensive contributors.

Starting offensive tackle Nate Solder and wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins have both been ruled out for the game.

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston passed along the news:

Solder has been ruled out with a concussion, while Thompkins’ nagging hip injury will force him to miss a third straight game. Thompkins practiced on a limited basis this week, but it was not enough to get the green light to play.

With Thompkins out, Aaron Dodson, who is listed as questionable, is expected to get the start.

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