Kicker Reduce Folk and defensive take care of Xavier Williams reverted support to the Patriots’ discover squad Monday after being temporarily elevated for Sunday’s Week 1 grab over the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots’ discover squad is fleshy at 16 players, nonetheless their active roster has honest 51 players after offensive take care of Yodny Cajuste and big receiver Gunner Olszewski had been positioned on injured reserve closing week.
The Patriots could well presumably additionally elect to officially signal Folk and/or Williams to their 53-man roster this week to assemble room for Dolegala.
If Folk and Williams had been officially on the Patriots’ 53-man roster for Week 1, then their salaries would had been guaranteed for the 2020 NFL season. The Patriots mature a loophole in the CBA to sustain a long way off from handing out 100% termination pay if Folk or Williams had been reduce this season. If Folk or Williams are signed in Week 2 or later, then handiest 35% of their salaries are guaranteed.
Folk skipped over a 45-yard discipline goal in Week 1. He did assemble 3-of-3 additional-point attempts. Williams, filling in for Beau Allen, who is additionally on injured reserve, played nine snaps and made two tackles.
The Patriots additionally could well presumably additionally elect so that you just can add one other huge receiver to their 53-man roster with Olszewski on IR. The Patriots at this time believe four huge receivers on their discover squad — Kristian Wilkerson, Devin Ross, Isaiah Zuber and Mason Kinsey — and four on their 53-man roster — Julian Edelman, Damiere Byrd, N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers.
Edelman caught five passes for 57 yards and carried the ball once for 23 yards while handiest taking part in 58 p.c of offensive snaps. Byrd wasn’t focused while main receivers with 56 snaps. Harry caught five passes for 36 yards on 51 snaps. Meyers additionally wasn’t focused on seven snaps.
The Patriots could well presumably additionally use additional depth at tight discontinue, as properly. Ryan Izzo started and played 63 of 64 doubtless snaps while catching one tear in the Patriots’ season opener. Rookie Devin Asiasi played 10 snaps nonetheless wasn’t focused. Rookie Dalton Keene became once indolent after being listed as questionable with a neck ruin. The Patriots mature rookie offensive linemen Mike Onwenu and Justin Herron as jumbo tight ends in clear packages. The Patriots believe Jake Burt on their discover squad.
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