Defensive lineman Nick Thurman reverted to the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Monday, according to the transaction wire.
Thurman, 25, had been a standard elevation to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s 35-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
It marked Thurman’s first NFL game beyond the preseason, and it saw the University of Houston product record his first career tackle on a three-yard rush by Seahawks running back Chris Carson in the third quarter.
Thurman played a total of five snaps for the New England defense. He now returns to a scout team of 16 without being subject to the waiver system.
Originally entering the league with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2018, the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Thurman made a stop with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to signing with the Patriots the following spring. He would spend the entirety of the 2019 campaign on the practice squad, and returned at its formation on Labor Day weekend.
New England had utilized the standard elevation for both defensive tackle Xavier Williams and kicker Nick Folk in Week 1. The latter veteran was subsequently added to the 53-man roster.
The Las Vegas Raiders will visit Gillette Stadium next Sunday for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.