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Patriots place 2019 third-round pick Yodny Cajuste on IR

Yodny Cajuste had been sidelined from practice due to a knee injury.

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The timeline for Yodny Cajuste’s NFL debut has been put on hold.

The New England Patriots placed the 24-year-old offensive tackle on injured reserve Thursday, according to the transaction wire.

The move, first reported by Mike Reiss of ESPN, will sideline Cajuste from the active roster for a minimum of three weeks. The former Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year had been listed on the injury report as a non-participant for consecutive practices due to a knee issue.

Cajuste spent his rookie season of 2019 on the non-football injury list after undergoing quad surgery during the pre-draft process.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound West Virginia product, selected by New England in the third round. entered 2020 on a tackle depth chart featuring Isaiah Wynn, Jermaine Eluemunor, Korey Cunningham and Justin Herron.

The Patriots placed running back Damien Harris and defensive tackle Beau Allen on IR to begin the week. Those openings were filled via the practice squad with running back J.J. Taylor and linebacker Cassh Maluia.

The active roster is again at 52 with the Miami Dolphins scheduled to visit Gillette Stadium for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday.

Kickers Nick Folk and Justin Rohrwasser both currently reside on the 16-man scout team.