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Key Patriots Player Missing Today's Game For Child's Birth

A closeup of a New England Patriots football helmet. The team will be without David Andrews in Week 3.

ATLANTA - AUGUST 11: A detailed view of a New England Patriots helmet prior to the NFL preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on August 11, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots have now had two key players miss games this season because their wives have been giving birth.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports this morning that Patriots running back James White will not play in today's game against the Jets.

"Patriots’ RB James White is out today vs. Jets, per sources. White’s wife is expected to give birth," he reports.

White is the second Patriots player to miss a game for this season.

New England was without Kyle Van Noy in Week 1 as his wife gave birth to their child.

"Nobody gameplans any better than the Patriots....except when it comes to timing baby deliveries. For the second time in three weeks, a key Patriot will not play so he can be with his pregnant wife," Schefter tweeted.

The Patriots were just fine in Week 1, blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they should be just fine today.

New England is set to take on the New York Jets at 1 p.m. E.T.

The game will be on CBS.