- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots special teams captain Matt Slater is inactive for the season opener against the Chiefs.

Slater has been battling a hamstring issue since the preseason and was limited with it again this week. Defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and cornerback D.J. White lead a list of inactive Kansas City players.

Also sitting out for the Patriots are offensive linemen Cam Fleming (ankle) and Cole Croston, safety Nate Ebner (shoulder), linebacker Harvey Langi (concussion), defensive lineman Vincent Valentine (knee) and tight end Jacob Hollister.

Other players out for the Chiefs are linebacker Reggie Ragland (knee), offensive lineman Parker Ehinger (knee) and quarterback Tyler Bray.


More AP NFL coverage: https://pro32.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide