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James Ferentz reverts to Patriots’ practice squad following Week 6 start at left guard

Standard elevation James Ferentz played all 54 offensive snaps on Sunday.

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Veteran offensive lineman James Ferentz reverted to the New England Patriots’ practice squad after serving as a standard elevation Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, according to the NFL transaction wire.

Ferentz played all 54 snaps at left guard for New England in what became a 35-29 overtime loss at Gillette Stadium. The 32-year-old Iowa product would be responsible for one quarterback pressure and one holding penalty that nullified a touchdown.

It marked the second start of the season for Ferentz, who was called up as a Covid-19 replacement for Mike Onwenu the previous week versus the Houston Texans and stayed in for all 64 snaps.

Originally entering the league with Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Ferentz has appeared in 26 career games between all three interior positions and accrued six starts. A member of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 team, he signed with New England in 2017 and was promoted to the active roster the following season on the way to Super Bowl LIII.

The practice squad stands at 16 after the reversion of Ferentz, who is eligible to be a standard elevation once more before a requiring a 53-man roster spot under the NFL’s addendum.

The Patriots host the New York Jets for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff next Sunday.