FOXBOROUGH Jacob Bailey Jersey Draft , Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. when New England hosts the Chargers in the divisional playoffs.Wise was limited all week with an ankle injury. His absence is a blow to the Patriots’ pass rush as they prepare to attack Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers. Wise appeared in all 16 games during the regular season and had 4½ sacks.Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and tight end Hunter Henry are both active for Sunday’s matchup. Gordon missed the first practice of the week resting the knee he injured in Los Angeles’ wild-card win over Baltimore.Henry is hoping to make an impact less than eight months after tearing his right ACL.Other inactives for New England are defensive linemen Keionta Davis and Ufomba Kamalu, tight end Stephen Anderson, offensive lineman James Ferentz and defensive backs Obi Melifonwu and Duke Dawson.Inactive for the Chargers are tight end Sean Culkin Jacob Bailey NFL Jersey , running back Detrez Newsome, center Cole Toner, guard Forrest Lamp Jacob Bailey NFL Draft , receiver Dylan Cantrell, defensive end Anthony Lanier and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill. The man who intercepted a pair of passes in each of Miami’s last two games won’t play Sunday as he recovers from knee surgery.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that cornerback Xavien Howard recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. The injury and the procedure will keep Howard out of Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The surgery may not keep him out for next Sunday’s game at Minnesota.The report describes the surgery as the trimming of a meniscus. That results in less padding in the knee moving forward. A meniscus repair keeps the cushion in place, but it entails a much longer recovery time.Howard was named the AFC defensive player of the week for his two interceptions last Sunday against the Bills. Last year against the Patriots Jacob Bailey Buffalo Bills Jersey , Howard intercepted two Tom Brady passes in a Miami win.