Patriots not spotted in warm-ups

DETROIT -- The Patriots have 84 players on their current roster, but a number of them won't be in action tonight when the team takes on the Detroit Lions in their third preseason game.

The following Patriots were not spotted during warm-ups, a sign that they likely won't suit up for the game.

Wide receiver Kamar Aiken

Wide receiver Danny Amendola

Defensive lineman Armond Armstead (on NFI list)

Offensive lineman Marcus Cannon

Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham

Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard

Cornerback Ras-I Dowling

Safety Nate Ebner

Tight end Daniel Fells

Defensive end Justin Francis

Tight end Rob Gronkowski (on PUP)

Wide receiver Mark Harrison (on NFI list)

Defensive back Brandon Jones

On the other end of the spectrum, both safety Devin McCourty and guard Dan Connolly are dressed for the first time this preseason. Each underwent offseason shoulder surgery that has limited them thus far in training camp.