Patriots

Wilkerson back on practice squad after big game vs. Jags

Patriots

Kristian Wilkerson's promotion to the New England Patriots' 53-man roster will have to wait.

The Patriots wide receiver was reverted back to the practice squad a day after his breakout game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. Also returning to the practice squad were defensive tackle Daniel Ekuale and defensive back D'Angelo Ross.

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Wilkerson was promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game to replace N'Keal Harry, who was a healthy scratch for the Week 17 matchup. The 24-year-old wideout made the most of his opportunity with four catches for 42 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 50-10 win.

Ekuale served as a COVID-19 replacement on the Patriots' defensive line Sunday while Ross was active over fellow cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Joejuan Williams.

The Patriots also placed CB Myles Bryant on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday along with practice squad offensive lineman Will Sherman.

New England is set to visit the Miami Dolphins for its regular-season finale next Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.