Patriots place Damien Harris on injured reserve

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The Patriots already had ruled out running back Damien Harris for Sunday with an ankle injury. On Saturday, they placed Harris on injured reserve.

Harris, 23, began the season on injured reserve before being activated to the 53-man roster on Oct. 5.

He started all 10 games he played this season and had 137 rushing attempts for 691 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught five passes for 52 yards.

The Patriots signed tight end/defensive end Rashod Berry, defensive back Michael Jackson Sr. and linebacker Cassh Maluia to the 53-player roster from the practice squad. New England also activated offensive lineman Ross Reynolds and defensive back to the active roster as standard elevations.

Maluia, a 2020 sixth-round draft pick, played the first defensive snaps of his NFL career during last week’s loss to the Bills.

Berry has appeared in two games for the Patriots, seeing action on 26 snaps on defense and 18 on special teams.

Jackson, whom the Patriots acquired in training camp and later signed to the practice squad, has played one career game. That came for the Lions last season.

Reynolds and Ross will make their NFL debuts.

7 responses to “Patriots place Damien Harris on injured reserve

  1. Throw away year. Maybe. Next year is a real test to answer the old question of was it the coach or the QB. I give BB a pass this season but not for that dreadful roster he assembled this season. Coach Bill best remind GM Bill to DO HIS JOB!

  2. NFL is a funny business. Last year Harris basically didn’t play and people were concerned he was a bust or at least a draft miss again. Turns out this kid is an excellent running back.
    GM Belichick has drafted well defensively but he’s been awful with receivers. I think some if it had to do with having the GOAT as his QB who turned average receivers into good ones. Gronk plus Hernandez would have been a nightmare for years but one guy decided to become a murderer. So now the wheels have completely fallen off the track with no QB, no WRs, and no TEs– despite using 2 valuable picks last year at that position. Who knows, maybe they will step up in year 2 like Harris did. But N Keal sure hasn’t.

  3. One of the least talented Patriots teams we have seen for a couple of decades gets even weaker.

    Bring on the off-season rebuilding.

  4. Well, it was a cap dump year and I was looking forward to seeing if Stidham was the guy, even if we lost a lot. Now we wasted a year, STILL don’t know if he’s the guy and he didn’t get enough reps to show or learn much. Covid blows a hole in the offseason and preseason in a year when nearly everyone is new. 8 guys held out, who knows who is coming back. Edelman? Probably not. Cam? Hopefully not. I had about 5 minutes where I was glad we got him then the bottom fell out. A lot of it is what troubled Brady the prior 2 years, lack of guys who could get separation. And a system that may have gotten too complicated. I’m kind of hoping McDaniels gets a job so we have to start over completely. Still, I’ll be ready and excited next fall. Hopefully the NFL moves Sunday Ticket somewhere better or makes something entirely else available that works better or costs less or both.

  5. The Patriot will be fine.This year never was going to be a Super Bowl year.With Brady departure and a league high 8 covid opt outs the writing was on the wall for all to see. I laugh when people seem surprised , especially the negative media.Next year a revamped pats will be the underdog and they will bite!

  6. Let’s the haters crow they have waited 20 years they have earned it. This year will clear out the bandwagon fans I’m proud of the team they competed hard all year they aren’t far from being right back in the hunt.

  7. davedsone says:
    January 2, 2021 at 11:29 pm
    Well, it was a cap dump year and I was looking forward to seeing if Stidham was the guy, even if we lost a lot. Now we wasted a year, STILL don’t know if he’s the guy
    He’s not the guy.

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