A little disappointment mixed in with all the happiness over the arrival of the new season; the Patriots inactives have been released, and a few key players will be on the sidelines today.

Tedy Bruschi isn’t yet ready to play with a cast, as had been hoped. Both Doug Gabriel and Chad Jackson will be hamstrung to the bench on a day they should have been making their Patriots debut.

That means the team will dress only three receivers. Think they’ll run much today?

Injury-fatigued Pats fans can only shake their weary heads in resignation.