The New England Patriots open the weekend with a practice squad of 14.
New England released tight end Dylan Cantrell and placed offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch on injured reserve Friday afternoon, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Cantrell, 26, had signed to the scout team following a workout three days prior. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Texas Tech product entered the league in the sixth round of the 2018 draft with the Los Angeles Chargers. And Cantrell, who caught 158 passes as a Big 12 wide receiver, converted to tight end upon agreeing to terms with the Arizona Cardinals in June.
Benenoch, 26, began his second stint with the Patriots in September and would be a standard elevation in October. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound UCLA Bruin first spent two weeks on the 53-man roster last fall before being claimed off waivers. Benenoch has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions since arriving in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. His career spans 35 games and 22 starts.
Benenoch joins undrafted tight end Jake Burt on New England’s practice squad-injured list.
The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to arrive for an 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday at Gillette Stadium.