In advance of Sunday’s visit to Orchard Park, the New England Patriots activated linebacker Josh Uche and safety Cody Davis from injured reserve amid a series of moves.
Uche awaits his NFL debut after arriving in the second round of April’s draft out of Michigan. Davis, a core special-teamer for New England, logged 62 snaps in the kicking game during the month of September.
In addition, according to the transaction wire, defensive tackle Nick Thurman has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad while wide receiver Isaiah Zuber and outside linebacker Tashawn Bower have been called up as standard elevations.
Thurman and Bower have registered a combined seven tackles on the defensive side of the ball for the Patriots. And on the offensive side, Zuber, an undrafted rookie by way of Kansas State and Mississippi State, has caught one pass for 16 yards and handled a pair of rushes for 21 yards.
Elsewhere, the Patriots placed wideout Julian Edelman and offensive tackle Justin Herron on injured reserve and removed running back Sony Michel from the Covid-19 reserve list.
Edelman’s move to IR was reported earlier Saturday by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The 34-year-old target had been among those ruled out on the final injury report after undergoing a knee procedure. And Herron, a sixth-round selection out of Wake Forest, would later be downgraded from questionable to out due to an ankle injury.
Both will miss a minimum of three games, with a Nov. 22 matinee against the Houston Texans on the calendar as their earliest eligible return date.