New England Patriots

Sep 26, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots helmet during the game against New Orleans Saints during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots were all over the NFL transaction wire on Tuesday. The team made a number of moves, including changes to the active roster.

Among the five moves was the activation of rookie safety Joshuah Bledsoe, who was added to the 53-man roster from the non-football injury list. A sixth-round pick back in the spring, Bledsoe missed all of training camp due to a wrist injury he suffered during the Senior Bowl. He had returned to practice just before Thanksgiving. Bledsoe is now eligible to play this week.

Tuesday was the deadline for the Patriots to activate Bledsoe. Teams have three weeks to add NFI, PUP, or IR players to the active roster once they begin practicing or those players become ineligible for the remainder of the season. Rookie linebacker Cameron McGrone, who returned to practice the same day as Bledsoe, was not activated and now falls under that category.

The Patriots currently have two other players designated to return. Linebacker Harvey Langi has to be activated by the 23rd, and linebacker Josh Uche returned to practice on Tuesday, giving the team a full three weeks to activate him with a deadline of Jan. 4.

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