Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive lists

Brian McIntyre
December 11, 2012

The New England Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski, but will get Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins and first round defensive end Chandler Jones back for Monday night's game against the Houston Texans. Both Mankins (ankle/calf) and Jones (ankle) were "questionable" on the final injury report of the week.

For the Texans, starting offensive linemen Antoine Caldwell and right tackle Derek Newton are inactive. Ryan Harris will start at right tackle for Newton, who was ruled out on Saturday due to a knee injury.

Houston: TE Garrett Graham, OT Derek Newton, G Antoine Caldwell, G Cody White, DT Terrell McClain, LB Brooks Reed, CB Alan Ball

New England: RB James Develin, TE Rob Gronkowski, OT Markus Zusevics, G/C Nick McDonald, DT Ron Brace, DE Jake Bequette, S Derrick Martin