Lee tested out the ankle in a pre-game workout as the Patriots' medical staff looked on. Van Noy is second on the team in sacks and tackles, as missing these two players certainly hurt the Patriots.
In addition to Flowers being out last week, the Patriots were also without Kyle Van Noy. Hogan missed New England's ensuing four games before returning to the lineup last week, catching just one pass on five targets in the Patriots' surprising loss to the rival Miami Dolphins. It is Gillislee's sixth straight game missed. This was the primary reason the Pats signed Britt this week, as they recognized Hogan would need more rest down the stretch to get him ready for the playoffs. The Patriots will be without wide receiver Chris Hogan (shoulder), so Britt could potentially serve as the No. 2 receiver.
Speaking of Brady, the Patriots quarterback will have his most unsafe target back for this game. After showing little effort in Cleveland, Britt turning around his season in New England would be a very Patriots outcome. It's going to be a tremendous atmosphere at the stadium.