Patriots make series of roster moves, including releasing QB Cody Kessler

Ryan Hannable
October 15, 2019 - 6:34 pm

It was a busy Tuesday for the Patriots, as they made a number of roster moves.

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The team officially brought back tight end Benjamin Watson and also signed tight end Eric Tomlinson, who most recently was released by the Giants after he played in three games for them this season. He's known for being more of a blocking tight end. 

New England had one open roster spot with fullback Jakob Johnson being placed on injured reserve Monday, and then the other roster spot got vacated by the release of quarterback Cody Kessler. The Patriots are now back to just two quarterbacks.

In addition, there was quite a bit of movement on the practice squad.

For starters, Dan Skipper was signed by the Texans and then there were a few other moves.

Offensive lineman Tyler Gauthier and wide receiver Devin Ross were signed, and then as the corresponding moves kicker Younghoe Koo and tight Jason Vander Laan were released. The team now has an open spot.

The Patriots will take on the Jets next Monday night.

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