Patriots activate OT Calvin Anderson from non-football harm checklist

After including two offensive tackles by way of commerce over the weekend, the New England Patriots are getting extra reinforcements on the place. Calvin Anderson, who had missed all of coaching camp and preseason on the non-football sickness checklist, will likely be activated to the lively roster forward of Tuesday’s deadline.

ESPN’s Area Yates was first to report the staff’s determination.

Anderson, 27, arrived in New England as an unrestricted free agent in March. Signing a two-year, $7 million contract, he was anticipated to issue into the combo on the offensive deal with place alongside returning starter Trent Brown and fellow veteran pickup Riley Reiff.

Whereas he did take part within the staff’s spring exercises, Anderson was a no-show in coaching camp. He was moved to NFI earlier than the beginning of camp and remained there till Tuesday.

Had he not been activated, he would have missed a minimum of the primary 4 weeks of the season. Now, nevertheless, he’ll assist bolster an offensive deal with place that has had its justifiable share of points over the summer time — prompting the Patriots to commerce for a pair of tackles, Tyrone Wheatley Jr. and Vederian Lowe, lately.

Anderson, Wheatley Jr. and Lowe ought to all be anticipated to be on the 53-man roster previous the cutdown deadline. The identical is true for the aforementioned Trent Brown in addition to fourth-round rookie Sidy Sow.

New England should be beneath the 53-man roster threshold by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon. They entered the day with 77 gamers.

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