The Patriots made a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to activating safety Kyle Dugger off the COVID-19 list, New England also activated rookie safety Joshuah Bledsoe from the non-football injury list. Bledsoe, a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, recently began practicing after beginning the season on the NFI due to a wrist issue.
The Missouri product should provide safety depth behind Dugger, Devin McCourty, Adrian Phillips and corner/safety hybrid Myles Bryant.
The Patriots also allowed rookie linebacker Cameron McGrone’s practice period to end, meaning he will finish the season on NFI. The fifth-round pick tore his ACL during his final season at Michigan but, like Bledsoe, recently began practicing.
To make room for Bledsoe on the 53-man roster, New England waived veteran linebacker Calvin Munson. The 26-year-old seemingly could re-sign with the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Finally, New England placed guard Alex Redmond on practice squad injured reserve and designated linebacker Josh Uche to return from IR. Uche, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, began practicing Tuesday and has 21 days to be added to the 53-man roster.
The Patriots will visit the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. New England currently holds the top spot in both the AFC East and the conference standings.