Patriots make multiple roster moves ahead of first playoff game

Ryan Hannable
January 08, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Although the Patriots were off Tuesday, it didn't stop them from making a number of roster moves.

First, tight end Jacob Hollister was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He's played in just eight games and only has four catches. To take his spot on the active roster, tight end Stephen Anderson was promoted from the practice squad. He's been with the team since September 6, so he knows the system well. The 25-year-old played in 28 regular-season games with five starts over two seasons in Houston and totaled 36 receptions for 435 yards and two touchdowns. 

Also, the team filled out its practice squad by signing two players -- defensive back A.J. Howard and offensive lineman Dan Skipper.

Howard was an undrafted rookie this season who spent time with the Cardinals and Giants, while Skipper was an undrafted free agent last year and has bounced around the last two seasons.

The Patriots will take on the Chargers Sunday afternoon in the AFC divisional round.

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