Wide receiver Isaiah Zuber and defensive tackle Nick Thurman reverted to the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Monday, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Both had been elevated amid a series of roster moves on the eve of New England’s 36-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium.
Zuber, 23, played six offensive snaps in his debut, and the undrafted rookie by way of Mississippi State and Kansas State rushed for 13 yards on a jet sweep. Thurman, 25, played four snaps on defense as well as five snaps on special teams.
Sunday marked the final standard elevation of the campaign for Thurman. Any subsequent promotion would require a signing to the 53-man roster. Under the CBA, the non-vested veteran would then be subject to the waiver system before rejoining the practice squad.
Thurman’s previous call-up arrived versus the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, where he logged five downs and his first career tackle. The University of Houston product spent the entirety of 2019 on the New England practice squad after stints with the Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Patriots currently stand with an active roster of 52 and a scout team of 16 following the return of August cornerback acquisition Michael Jackson.
Four are eligible to be activated from injured reserve for Week 4.