Head coach Bill Belichick and his squad won’t stop making changes. The New England Patriots are determined to get in the playoff picture, and nothing will stop them. The team has added and released many players. This time the Patriots decided to release a defensive lineman.
Derek Rivers didn’t have a big role with the Patriots, and they are moving on from him. The team waived Rivers and the information was confirmed by Jeff Howe from The Athletic and Mike Reiss from ESPN.
Rivers was a good addition for the Patriots. He was finally healthy and ready to win. The defensive lineman saw action in just six games in his first three years in the league. However, he didn’t play more than 10 snaps and the Patriots used him as an occasional pass-rusher.
Patriots to add their defensive lineman to the practice unit
There’s still a chance for Rivers to end up on the practice unit if he clears waivers. If the Patriots need help in the front seven, they can easily elevate him.
This decision doesn’t come as a surprise, especially if you take into consideration the fact that Sony Michel was activated off injured reserve. Hjalte Froholdt had to go, too.
Veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore will also join his teammates for the game against the Texans. He shared a pic of him and his football gear. Yes, he is traveling to Texas to meet his opponents.
New England can finally use two veterans in the regular season. The team has been plagued with injuries but the situation seems to be getting better. Although the Patriots have long injury reports, their key players look and play well. Veteran quarterback Cam Newton has elevated his game, and Gilmore is back.
Damien Harris had an impressive performance against the Baltimore Ravens. His emergence has attracted the attention of many fans and experts. Will Harris repeat the same performance in Week 11? The only thing we can do is sit and wait to see what happens next. New England has a chance to win a lot of games with the current roster.