James White was a surprise inactive Sunday night heading into the game with the Seahawks.
Moments after inactives were announced, Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 in South Florida reported White’s father was killed in a car crash Sunday 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 players are inactive: quarterback Jarrett Stidham, linebacker Josh Ache, offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, tight end Dalton Keene and cornerback Myles Bryant.
With White out, Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and J.J. Taylor will be the active running backs.