Players not expected to play

DETROIT -- The following players were not spotted during pre-game warmups and are not expected to play in tonight's preseason game against the Lions:

  • CB Ras-I Dowling

  • RB Stevan Ridley

  • CB Leigh Bodden

  • RB Shane Vereen

  • S Josh Barrett

  • RB Kevin Faulk

  • CB Malcolm Williams

  • RB Eric Kettani

  • LS Matt Katula

  • LB Dane Fletcher

  • LB Brandon Spikes

  • OL Marcus Cannon

  • OL Ryan Wendell

  • DL Brandon Deaderick

  • DL Albert Haynesworth

  • DL Shaun Ellis

  • DL Jermaine Cunningham

  • DL Ron Brace

  • DL Mike Wright

In addition, quarterback Tom Brady appeared to dial back his pre-game warmup a bit, a sign that he could possibly see less action than expected tonight.