Nick Folk’s return to the New England Patriots’ practice squad proved brief.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the 35-year-old kicker has been added to the New England active roster.
The move did not make Tuesday’s league transaction wire.
Folk had been a standard elevation ahead of the opener versus the Miami Dolphins and reverted to the scout team along with defensive tackle Xavier Williams on Monday. In the 21-11 win at Gillette Stadium, Folk, who appeared in eight games for New England last campaign, went 3-of-3 on extra points and missed his lone attempted field goal from 45 yards out.
Folk had rejoined the Patriots in August and was released by the NFL deadline on Labor Day weekend. The veteran entered the regular season in the company of rookie fifth-round kicker Justin Rohrwasser on the scout team.
One opening remains on New England’s 53-man roster after wide receiver Gunner Olszewski and offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste were placed on injured reserve to conclude last week. Following the recent arrival of former Central Connecticut and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jacob Dolegala, the 16-man practice squad stands at capacity.
Up next for the Patriots is a visit to CenturyLink Field for an 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday kickoff versus the Seattle Seahawks.