The New England Patriots announced several roster moves Tuesday afternoon, most notably placing defensive lineman Chase Winovich on the injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Taking Winovich’s spot on the 53-man roster was defensive back Myles Bryant. Kicker Riley Patterson took Bryant’s spot on the practice squad.
Bryant was elevated from the practice squad for several games this year, versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans. He played defense and on special teams, tallying two tackles. The 23-year-old was among the many signed by the team and cut during training camp — he did make the practice squad, however.
Patterson was signed as a rookie free agent out of Memphis on May 5, and was released by the team toward the end of training camp. The 6-foot 22-year-old was 64-for-82 on field goals and 240-for-246 on PATs across 52 games with Memphis, showing off a long of 56 yards, and finished second in school history with 432 total points.