Rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower is listed as questionable for Week 6, (per Patriots.com).
With the team also announcing that top backup Tracy White has been ruled out of Sunday's game, New England's linebacker depth is looking rather thin.
This may force Rob Ninkovich to move from defensive end to his old position at strong-side linebacker, with Jermaine Cunningham manning the left defensive end spot.
If this is the case, it could be a good thing as Nink has played well at strong-side linebacker and Cunningham appears to have taken a large step forward in his development this season.
On the other hand, it could also disrupt the chemistry of a front seven that has been playing well through five games.