Patriots release Isaiah Ford, activate TE from injured reserve


The New England Patriots made several roster moves Saturday ahead of their Week 13 matchup vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.

Wide receiver Donte Moncrief was signed off the practice squad to the 53-man roster and fellow wideout Isaiah Ford was released. Ford was acquired from the Miami Dolphins before the trade deadline for a conditional 2022 sixth-round draft pick.

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Also signed from the practice squad was defensive tackle Akeem Spence. In addition, tight end Dalton Keene was activated off injured reserve and outside linebacker Rashod Berry was elevated from the practice squad.

Tight end Devin Asiasi, who has appeared in only one game this season, remains on IR. The Patriots have until Dec. 15 to activate the rookie out of UCLA.

The Pats will take on the Chargers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.