James White was a surprise inactive Sunday night heading into the game against the Seahawks.
Moments after the inactives were announced, Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 in South Florida reported White's father was killed in a car crash this morning. His mother was also in the car and is in critical condition.
White's dad was a captain with the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Other than White, the following Patriots are inactive: quarterback Jarrett Stidham, linebacker Josh Uche, offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, tight end Dalton Keene and cornerback Myles Bryant.
Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and J.J. Taylor are the three active running backs with White out of the lineup.