One quarter after losing starting nose tackle Vince Wilfork to a right foot injury, Brandon Bolden injured his right knee late in the second quarter.

Bolden went to the ground trying to pick up a blitz with four minutes left in the second quarter. Trainers came out to look at his right knee. He came off the field and did not return.

Bolden had four carries for 17 yards in the first half before leaving with the injury.

Vince Wilfork was carted off the field and taken to the locker room to have his right foot examined on the first defensive series of the night.

Wilfork appeared to injure the foot scrambling to get to Matt Ryan when the Falcons were threatening in the red zone. Wilfork was slow getting back to his feet and an injury timeout was called as he made his way to the sideline where he was in obvious pain. He did not return.

The following players were listed as “inactive” by the Patriots for Sunday night’s game against the Falcons in Atlanta: wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski, offensive tackle Chris Barker, running back/returner Leon Washington, special teams captain Matthew Slater, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive end Jake Bequette.

A few notes on the decisions:

The Patriots have done the expected and officially ruled out Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola for their game in Atlanta against the Falcons Sunday night. The team made the announcement via Twitter Saturday night after multiple reports that neither player made the trip to Atlanta with the team on Saturday despite both players being listed as limited and questionable to play on Friday’s final injury report.

There is some good news on the injury front for the Patriots as starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer made the trip with the team and is expected to play, according to a report from the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian.

Vollmer sustained a sprained foot in the first half of last Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers and was replaced by Marcus Cannon to start the second half.

Upon their arrival in Atlanta, the Patriots signed safety Kanorris Davis off the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. The move comes 24 hours after the team released defensive back Marquice Cole on Friday.

Davis, 23, joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Troy on May 3, 2013. The 5-foot-10, 207-pounder was released on Aug. 31 and was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1. Davis played as a linebacker in college, where he helped Troy win the Sun Belt Conference Championship in 2011 and 2012.

The Patriots left for Atlanta and their Sunday night showdown with Matt Ryan and the Falcons on Saturday afternoon but two key players reportedly did not make the trip.

The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola did not make the trip and are expected to be ruled out upon the team’s arrival in Atlanta Saturday evening.

The Patriots believe Rob Gronkowski is healthy enough to play in Sunday’s game against the Falcons, but Gronkowski’s camp remains wary about returning too soon after an offseason that’s included multiple surgeries on his forearm and back, according to the Boston Herald.

It appears that wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski continue to make progress in their rehab, as both were listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

The Patriots released veteran cornerback Marquice Cole on Friday.

The 29-year-old Cole is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Jets (2009-11) and Patriots (2012). The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder joined New England as a free agent on March 19, 2012 and was re-signed by the team on March 20. Cole was released by the Patriots on Sept. 1 and re-signed by the team one day later on Sept. 2.