The New England Patriots have already made one roster move on Saturday when they promoted defensive end Geneo Grissom from the practice squad and released offensive lineman Jason King, but it turned out that they weren’t done.
According to a report from Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots are also promoted wide receiver Bernard Reedy while releasing defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois on Saturday.
The promotion of Grissom and the release of King seems to indicate that there’s a decent chance offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle will be able to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. However, the promotion of Reedy to the 53-man roster appears to be an attempt to add some special teams help with the loss of Nate Ebner.
Reedy was added to the Patriots practice squad after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month. He appeared in 9 games for the Buccaneers, making 14 catches for 143 yards during that time while also returning kicks and punts.
Jean-Francois also signed with the Patriots last month after being released by the Green Bay Packers, except he was added to the 53-man roster. He appeared in 3 games for New England in the last month, making 2 tackles.
The Patriots roster is currently at its full allotment of 53 players.