In a move that is sure to cause excitement, anxiety, relief, and fear for Patriots fans, the Patriots will reportedly promote outside linebacker Shawn Crable to the active roster. The Boston Globe reports:
According to multiple NFL sources, linebacker Shawn Crable will be promoted off the Patriots' practice squad for Sunday's game against Buffalo, filling the roster spot left open when Kevin Faulk was placed on injured reserve this week.
Shawn Crable will join a group of outside linebackers that has been thinned recently and includes rookie Jermaine Cunningham, veteran Tully Banta-Cain, and the relatively inexperienced Rob Ninkovich. It's possible that Crable could see some playing time in that group.
It's a feel good story for Crable, who was cut in August after two injury plagued seasons. Following his release, Bill Belichick left the door open for Crable's return, and sure enough, just prior to the start of the regular season, Crable was signed back to the practice squad after working hard to get himself in football shape. Now the real opportunity will come for Crable.
Another interesting thing to note: this will be Crable's first time on the active roster since his rookie season. But what do you think? Will he actually see the field this time around?