The New England Patriots have elevated wide receiver Donte Moncrief and defensive tackle Akeem Spence to the active roster in advance of Sunday’s meeting with the Arizona Cardinals.
Both standard elevations are scheduled to revert to the practice squad without clearing waivers.
It marks the second call-up for Moncrief, who caught one pass for 15 yards and played a dozen snaps on special teams in his Patriots debut last week. The 27-year-old wideout had signed to the scout team on Nov. 4. Moncrief entered the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2014 draft, and the 6-foot-2, 216-pound Ole Miss product has played in 78 games since then.
For Spence, who joined the New England practice squad on Nov. 21, Sunday will mark his 29th birthday and 104th career appearance. The 6-foot-1, 303-pound defensive lineman out of Illinois has tallied 195 tackles, 10.5 sacks, one forced fumble and four recoveries. Spence arrived in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.
As reported earlier Saturday by ESPN’s Field Yates and The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, New England placed running back Rex Burkhead, left tackle Isaiah Wynn and defensive tackle Carl Davis on injured reserve. In additional IR movement, the organization activated rookie offensive lineman Justin Herron from designated for return and sent undrafted tight end Jake Burt to the practice squad’s injured list.
Kickoff between New England and Arizona is set for 1 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.