The Facts: Following up on this week's Team Notes. ... Patriots ruled out for Thursday night's game vs. the Steelers: RB Rhamondre Stevenson, WR Demario Douglas, WR Kayshon Boutte and OL Riley Reiff.
Diehards Line: No real surprise on any of these. Stevenson reportedly has a high ankle sprain while Douglas (concussion) and Boutte (shoulder) also missed last week's game. The short turnaround was almost certainly a factor there. ... I'll have more on this situation via Late-Breaking Update when they commence early Thursday.