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2020 Patriots practice squad roster, player updates

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The New England Patriots practice squad for the 2020 NFL season is beginning to come into focus.

The Patriots did not have any of the players released from their roster Saturday claimed on waivers, which means head coach Bill Belichick now has a larger pool to pick from while building the team's practice squad.

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One rule change stemming from COVID-19 is teams now can have 16 players on their practice squad -- an increase from the previous amount of 10.

For the first time in 17 years the Patriots' initial 53-man roster, which was revealed Saturday, didn't include an undrafted free agent, but we could see a few of those players return via the practice squad.

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The Patriots announced Sunday night the following 16 players have been added to the practice squad. Two reported additions, wide receivers Mason Kinsey and Kristian Wilkerson, are not among the names.

RB J.J. Taylor

FB/TE Paul Quessenberry

WR Isaiah Zuber

WR Devin Ross

TE Jake Burt

K Nick Folk

K Justin Rohrwasser

DT Nick Thurman

DT Tashawn Bower

DT Xavier Williams

DT Bill Murray

LB Terez Hall

LB Caash Maluia

LB Rashod Berry

CB D’Angelo Ross

CB Myles Bryant