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Patriots move Harvey Langi to injured reserve, release Elijah Benton from practice squad

Harvey Langi suffered a reported MCL sprain in Week 7.

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The New England Patriots moved linebacker Harvey Langi to injured reserve and released safety Elijah Benton from the practice squad on Tuesday.

Langi, 29, reportedly suffered a sprained MCL in New England’s 54-13 win over the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. Sunday marked the first start of the season for the Brigham Young product, who arrived as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and returned on a one-year deal in May. Langi has recorded two tackles through seven games this fall, seeing 16 snaps on defense and 98 snaps on special teams. The vested veteran will miss a minimum of three games.

Benton, 25, signed to the Patriots’ practice squad during the initial week of October after visiting for a workout. Undrafted out of Liberty in 2020, Benton spent his rookie season on the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad and played seven snaps on special teams while serving as a standard elevation. He would be waived by the Browns at the 53-man roster cutdown in August.

The active roster stands at 51 and the practice squad stands at 15 following the movement.

New England faces the Los Angeles Chargers for a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff next Sunday at SoFi Stadium.