The Patriots will have one fewer offensive weapon against the Jets.
Running back James White will miss Sunday’s game because his wife is expected to give birth, according to ESPN.
White, 27, plays a key role in the Patriots’ offense as a reliable pass-catching back for Tom Brady. Through two games, White has eight catches for 75 yards and a touchdown along with seven rushes for 36 yards.
Last season, White posted career-highs with 87 catches, 751 yards receiving and seven touchdowns along with 94 rushes for 425 yards and five rushing touchdowns.