Patriots activate OL Riley Reiff, formally place CB Christian Gonzalez on IR


Reiff started the season on IR and is formally listed as questionable for Sunday’s recreation.

Riley Reiff can be eligible to make his season debut on Sunday. (John Tlumacki/Globe Workers)
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The Patriots made corresponding roster strikes on Saturday, activating offensive deal with Riley Reiff from injured reserve and inserting nook again Christian Gonzalez on IR.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Reiff will present depth on the offensive line. He spent the vast majority of his profession at deal with, however performed some guard for the Patriots over the summer time. His versatility can be essential for New England. Invoice Belichick used a unique mixture on the offensive line for every of the primary 4 video games.

“It’s all the time good to have versatility when you may have it, not everyone provides you that,” Belichick stated of Reiff on Friday. “He’s snug enjoying completely different spots. Some guys must lock in to 1 spot, and he’s snug doing a number of issues.”

Reiff will formally carry a “questionable” designation into Sunday’s recreation, in response to Friday’s harm report.

Reiff and Gonzalez have been a one-for-one swap on the lively roster. The Patriots didn’t activate another gamers from IR or place anybody else on it.

Gonzalez makes it onto the checklist unsurprisingly. He’s anticipated to overlook the rest of the season with a torn labrum, in response to studies. He turns into the third nook at present on IR, becoming a member of Jack Jones and Marcus Jones. Jack Jones was eligible to return to follow this week and be activated, however he’ll reportedly want extra time earlier than suiting up once more.

The Patriots additionally elevated defensive lineman Jeremiah Pharms Jr. from the follow squad on Saturday. It’s his second week in a row being elevated.

New England takes on the New Orleans Saints at 1:00 p.m. EST on Sunday.