Patriots put Hjalte Froholdt, Derek Rivers on injured reserve

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Many of the moves made by the Patriots on Saturday were reported well in advance of official word from the team, including the releases of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Center David Andrews‘s trip to injured reserve also hit the news and he’ll be joined on that list by fourth-round offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt, defensive back Malik Gant and defensive lineman Derek Rivers. It’s the second trip to injured reserve in three years for Rivers, who appeared in six games last year.

In addition, New England also placed offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste on the reserve/non-football injury list and wide receiver Cameron Meredith on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

The Patriots released Hoyer, Thomas, centerJames Ferentz and defensive tackle David Parry. They also traded cornerback Keion Crossen to the Texans.

They waived tight end Stephen Anderson, fullback Andrew Beck, wide receiver Braxton Berrios, running back Nick Brossette, tackle Cole Croston, wide receiver Ryan Davis, center Tyler Gauthier, linebacker Terez Hall, defensive end Trent Harris, safety A.J. Howard, tackle Martez Ivey, fullback Jakob Johnson, defensive end Ufomba Kamalu, tackle Cedrick Lang, linebacker Calvin Munson, wide receiver Damoun Patterson, linebacker Christian Sam, tight end Eric Saubert, tackle Dan Skipper, tackle Tyree St. Louis, defensive tackle Nick Thurman, defensive back Ken Webster and linebacker Scooby Wright to complete the trip to a 53-man roster.

14 responses to “Patriots put Hjalte Froholdt, Derek Rivers on injured reserve

  1. Happy to see Rivers is still retained. It would appear that the patriots still think he could have a career, plus his persona and work ethic fit their standards. Clowney couldn’t get on the field right away, either, but has played in at least 13 games a season since his IR rookie year.

  2. Newsflash – PatriotsWire are now reporting that despite having (apparently) earlier been told he was being waived, Gunner Olszewski is being retained for a ST/returner role.

  3. “….you better hope Karras doesn’t get hurt.” I’m rather certain Coach Belichick has a plan.

  4. As soon as I saw Froholdt take a knee with “shoulder” then saw replay I said to myself, this is to get on IR. I hope I’m right as I don’t want anyone hurt it just looked kind of staged.

  5. catquick says:
    August 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm
    Bold move dropping Ferentz and keeping Bodine with Andrews on IR. You better hope Karras doesn’t get hurt

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    Um, how is it bold? They traded for Bodine, he is good and he had the best year of his career on a god awful bills team last year.

  6. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    August 31, 2019 at 10:00 pm
    ricko1112 says:
    August 31, 2019 at 9:13 pm
    Welker to Edelman to Olszewski…


    Troy Brown to David Patten to Deion Branch to Welker to Edelman to Gunner.

    Don’t see all the excitement about Gunner he hasn’t done that much in preseason action. As Parcells would say let’s not put him in Canton yet.

  7. The Hoyer drop is the most interesting part for me. All in on Stidham. That says a lot. Shades of Brady 2001.

  8. It will be very difficult to bounce back after your starting center is placed on IR. HUGE blow to the team.

  9. Andrews is a big hit. It’s also too bad the Pats had to waste draft capital replacing 2 hurt OLineman they drafted that are also on IR. They got most of that back in the Dawson and Krissen trades.

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