Brandon Jacobs, Pierre Garcon, Jerome Simpson headline late game NFL inactive lists

Brian McIntyre
Shutdown Corner

The New England Patriots will have tight end Aaron Hernandez when they take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. One of the most versatile players in the National Football League, Hernandez has missed the last three weeks with a high ankle sprain. The 2010 fourth-round pick out of Florida has practiced on a limited basis and is expected to play a minimal role on Sunday.

Another player returning to a 46-man roster is New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who 14 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown, but has missed the last three weeks with foot and knee injuries. Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton is active for the first time since the regular season-opener and will serve as the top backup to starter Kevin Kolb.

Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals

Buffalo: QB Tarvaris Jackson, OT Cordy Glenn, G Kraig Urbik, G Reggie Wells, DE Mark Anderson, DT Spencer Johnson, LB Kirk Morrison

Arizona: QB Ryan Lindley, FB Anthony Sherman, TE Todd Heap, G Senio Kelemete, LB Reggie Walker, CB Michael Adams, CB Greg Toler

New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks

New England: WR Julian Edelman, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, C/G Matt Tennant, DE Jake Bequette, LB Tracy White, LB Dont'a Hightower, S Steve Gregory

Seattle: WR Charly Martin, G John Moffitt, DT Jaye Howard, DT Clinton McDonald, CB Danny Gorrer, CB Jeremy Lane, S Winston Guy

New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

NY Giants: RB Andre Brown, WR Jerrel Jernigan, TE Adrien Robinson, OT James Brewer, DT Rocky Bernard, DE Adewale Ojomo, S Kenny Phillips

San Francisco: QB Scott Tolzien, RB LaMichael James, RB Brandon Jacobs, WR A.J. Jenkins, G Joe Looney, NT Ian Williams, S Trenton Robinson

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Minnesota: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Jarius Wright, WR Jerome Simpson, OT Mark Asper, LB Marvin Mitchell, CB Brandon Burton, S Mistral Raymond

Washington: QB Rex Grossman, WR Pierre Garcon, G Adam Gettis, G Josh LeRibeus, DE Doug Worthington, CB Cedric Griffin, S Brandon Meriweather

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