Patriots rule Jordan Richards (knee) out; list 9 others as questionable

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots officially ruled out reserve safety Jordan Richards for Sunday's home game against the Los Angeles Rams, while listing nine other players as questionable.

Richards, a 2015 second-round draft choice from Stanford, makes his primary contributions on special teams. He injured his knee in the first quarter of Sunday's 22-17 win over the New York Jets while covering a punt, but returned to the game.

Meanwhile, safety Nate Ebner -- who leads the team with 12 special teams tackles -- is one of nine questionable players. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a concussion before returning on a limited basis Friday.

Quarterback Tom Brady (knee), Martellus Bennett (knee), Julian Edelman (foot) and Chris Hogan (back) are also questionable, but all four expect to play.

Special teams captain Matthew Slater (foot), rookie defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton (illness), defensive end Trey Flowers (shin) and linebacker Elandon Roberts (jaw) are the other questionable players.