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RB Vereen inactive for Ravens game

BALTIMORE -- Second-year running back Shane Vereen will miss his third straight game with a foot injury, the team announced tonight.

The 2011 second-round draft choice injured his foot Aug. 24 in the Patriots' third preseason game, at Tampa. His absence means Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead and rookie Brandon Bolden will fill out the running back depth chart for the Patriots.

Meanwhile, receiver Brandon Lloyd (thigh) and offensive lineman Logan Mankins (hip) both passed their pre-game tests and are active.

Patriots inactives

RB Shane Vereen (foot)

DE Jake Bequette (no injury)

OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)

TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)

DE Justin Francis (ankle)

DL Brandon Deaderick (ankle)

CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring)