FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Running back Dion Lewis, added to the New England Patriots' roster Saturday for the first time this season, was among the team's inactive players for the Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Lewis, who has missed an entire year because of a knee injury that required two surgeries, was on the physically unable to perform list until Saturday, and it looked as if he might make his 2016 debut Sunday. However, he was inactive for his 20th consecutive game, counting the postseason.
Cornerback Eric Rowe, who was benched for poor play in New England's last game -- before the bye -- was also a scratch. Rookie cornerback/returner Cyrus Jones was back, ending a three-game absence healthy absence after he threw a punch in Cleveland.
Also inactive for the Patriots was linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who was said to be part of the mix replacing the traded Jamie Collins.
The Seahawks scratched starting left tackle Bradley Sowell for the second game in a row due to a knee injury. Seattle tight end Luke Willson (knee) didn't pass a pregame conditioning test and was also out.