Pats add five players to roster ahead of season finale vs. Jets


Ravaged by injuries, the New England Patriots have made some roster moves ahead of Sunday's season finale vs. the New York Jets.

Tight end/defensive end Rashod Berry, cornerback Michael Jackson, and linebacker Cassh Maluia were signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. Offensive lineman Ross Reynolds and cornerback D'Angelo Ross were added to the 53-man roster as standard elevations from the practice squad.

Running back Damien Harris was placed on injured reserve. He had already been ruled out for Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

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Berry appeared in two games with the Patriots this season (Week 6 vs. the Denver Broncos and Week 13 vs. the Los Angeles Chargers). The Ohio State product was signed by New England in May as an undrafted free agent.

Maluia, the Patriots' 2020 sixth-round draft pick out of Wyoming, has played in eight games this season. The 22-year-old was released on Nov. 10 and joined the practice squad on Nov. 12.

Jackson was traded to the Patriots from the Detroit Lions in August and signed to New England's practice squad on Sept. 3. A fifth-round draft pick in 2019, Jackson hasn't appeared in a game this season and only played in one game last season with Detroit.

Reynolds and Ross have yet to appear in an NFL game.

The Patriots enter Sunday with 17 players listed as questionable. In addition to Harris, center David Andrews and guard Shaq Mason have been ruled out.


Kickoff for Patriots-Jets is set for 1 p.m. ET.