Jahlani Tavai and Myles Bryant reverted to the New England Patriots’ practice squad after serving as standard elevations Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the NFL transaction wire.
New England’s 19-17 loss at Gillette Stadium marked the second elevation of the season for the linebacker and the first for the defensive back.
Tavai, 24, has played nine snaps on defense and 17 snaps on special teams through two appearances for the Patriots. The 2019 second-round pick out of Hawaii signed to the practice squad at its formation in September. He had been waived by the Detroit Lions after totaling 116 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception over 31 games and 16 starts.
Bryant, 23, entered the league with New England as part of the organization’s undrafted class last year. The Washington product began his rookie season on the scout team before signing to the active roster, playing in nine contests between cornerback and safety while notching 12 tackles and an interception. He saw nine snaps on defense and one snap in the kicking game in his 2021 debut.
An opening remains on the practice squad following the reversions of Tavai and Bryant.
The Patriots visit the Houston Texans for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff next Sunday at NRG Stadium.