Light, Morris back, Edelman third QB

NEW ORLEANS -- The New England Patriots also have some interesting scratches for Monday night's game in the Superdome.

Left tackle Matt Light will play tonight after missing five games games with a knee injury, but rookie Sebastian Vollmer, who was playing very well in Light's absence, is out. He suffered a head injury in last week's victory over the New York Jets.

Running back Sammy Morris also returns to help out Laurence Maroney and Kevin Faulk in the backfield. He sat out four games with a knee injury.

Linebacker Junior Seau has been deactivated for the first time since signing with the Patriots.

Rookie slot receiver Julian Edelman will dress, but as the third quarterback. That means he cannot step on the field until the fourth quarter without disqualifying quarterbacks Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer for the rest of the game. Edelman played quarterback at Kent State before the Patriots converted him.

The Patriots' total inactive list as follows: