Bruschi (knee) out; Seymour reportedly won't play, too

Updated: December 27, 2008, 10:15 PM ET
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi is expected to sit out again Sunday against Buffalo because of a knee injury, and defensive end Richard Seymour reportedly will not play either because of a sore back.

Bruschi was listed as out on the injury report Friday, putting him on the sideline for the third straight game. The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Seymour, who has played every game this season but hasn't practiced all week, has been downgraded to out. He leads New England with eight sacks.

Patriots starters listed as questionable were defensive backs James Sanders (abdomen) and Lewis Sanders (groin) and defensive tackle Ty Warren (groin).

Two backups, offensive tackle Billy Yates and safety Ray Ventrone, were listed as out.

Rookie linebacker Gary Guyton, who started two consecutive games before missing Sunday's 47-7 win over Arizona with an ankle injury, was questionable after limited participation in practice for the third straight day Friday.

Two other starters, cornerback Ellis Hobbs and tackle Matt Light, were probable after being limited in practice for three consecutive days.

The Patriots can win the AFC East with a victory over the Bills and a Miami loss to the New York Jets.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.