NFL Rumors: Patriots Use Open Roster Spot To Re-Sign QB Cody Kessler

The New England Patriots reportedly are bringing back a familiar face.

The Patriots are re-signing quarterback Cody Kessler, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Monday. New England never filled the roster spot that was opened when it traded defensive end Michael Bennett to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Patriots initially signed Kessler in late September and proceeded to cut him Oct. 15, but he stayed in the New England area, per Rapoport. New England now has three quarterbacks on its 53-man roster. Kessler joins starter Tom Brady and rookie Jarrett Stidham.

The reigning Super Bowl champions now will have to make another roster move to activate wide receiver N’Keal Harry off of injured reserve if they want the 2019 first-round pick to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, the first game he’s eligible to return.

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