FOXBORO, Mass. — The 2017 NFL season is three days away, and the New England Patriots already are shuffling their roster.
Running back Brandon Bolden, who was released Saturday, was back in a Patriots uniform Monday for practice. The Patriots made room for Bolden by placing linebacker Shea McClellin, who was not at practice, on injured reserve, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates. McClellin can return to the Patriots’ 53-man roster after he spends eight weeks on IR.
Defensive tackle Vincent Valentine and offensive tackle Cameron Fleming also were absent from practice. The Patriots had a new defensive lineman on the field wearing No. 94. It’s unclear whether he’s a practice squad player or on the active roster.
The Patriots wore full pads. Their first injury report will be released later Monday.
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