Patriots running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee are not expected to play in Saturday's playoff game due to knee injuries, while fellow back James White - who missed the past two weeks with an ankle injury - is planning to suit up, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The roster shuffling comes as, on the other side of the field, the Titans have already ruled rusher DeMarco Murray out for the game with a knee sprain.
It's been weeks since any of Burkhead, Gillislee, or White have seen the field for New England. Burkhead and White have missed the club's last two games and Gillislee was sidelined for the regular-season finale. Dion Lewis carried the backfield load the last time the Patriots took the field, rushing 26 times for 93 yards in a victory over the New York Jets.
The Patriots and Titans will meet at 8:15 p.m. ET Saturday with a trip to the AFC title game on the line.