The New England Patriots had a busy Saturday, shuffling around six players.
Here’s how the Patriots’ active roster will look Sunday when New England takes on the Houston Texans.
* indicates player is ruled out.
Stidham has remained Newton’s backup since replacing Hoyer in the Patriots’ Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs when Newton was out with COVID-19.
Michel was activated off of injured reserve and Taylor was ruled out Saturday. It will be interesting to see how Michel is mixed into the offense with Harris and Burkhead running wild in recent weeks.
The Patriots also have Paul Quessenberry on their practice squad. Rookie tight end Dalton Keene, who’s on injured reserve with a knee ailment, also has experience at fullback.
Thomas could make his Patriots debut against the Texans, the team that drafted him.
LT Isaiah Wynn
LG Joe Thuney
C David Andrews
RG Shaq Mason
RT Mike Onwenu
T/G Jermaine Eluemunor
C James Ferentz
T Korey Cunningham
Hjalte Froholdt was waived Saturday. Rookie tackle Justin Herron remains on injured reserve.
DT Lawrence Guy
DT Byron Cowart
DE Deatrich Wise
*DT Adam Butler
DT Carl Davis
DE Tashawn Bower
DT Isaiah Mack
Adam Butler was declared inactive. Mack could make his Patriots debut after being claimed off waivers from the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 3.
The Patriots waived outside linebacker/defensive end Derek Rivers on Saturday. Shilique Calhoun also is on injured reserve. That could open up more snaps for players like Winovich and Uche moving forward.
Gilmore is projected to return after missing three games with a knee injury.
Jones, Jason McCourty, Williams and Bryant also can play safety. Dugger played his biggest role to date in the Patriots’ Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens.