Patriots Added Player to Active Roster on Tuesday Ahead of Week 1

The New England Patriots will make the impossible to create the perfect roster heading into the 2022 NFL season. Head coach Bill Belichick has new players, but some of them have already sustained injuries. Tyquan Thornton will miss at least four games of the regular season. The Patriots placed him on injured reserve, meaning there’s an empty spot on the active roster. Belichick didn’t waste his time and filled this spot with center James Ferentz.

James, the son of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, was one of the final cuts for the team, but the Patriots added him to the practice unit. He was part of the Hawkeyes in college and had a decent performance as member of their team. The talented player started 38 games with the Hawkeyes in the period between 2010 and 2012.

Patriots adjust the active roster

Ferentz made some stops in the NFL from the moment he became a professional football player in 2014. He joined the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. The Patriots signed him in 2017. In his eight years in the NFL, Ferentz saw action in 48 games.

In 2021, the center had two starts with the Patriots. We don’t have much information about his role with the team in the upcoming season. We don’t know if Belichick plans to use him as a starter in the game against the Miami Dolphins. It’s a really important game for the Patriots and Belichick will use his best players to beat the Florida team.

Injuries have always been an issue for NFL players. It’s a tough game and players sustain injuries in practice. Coaches always have backups and that’s exactly what Belichick did in the preseason.

New England has entered an important season. It’s important in every aspect of the word. Quarterback Mac Jones has to show his best potential and prove doubters wrong. He is coming off of a good season and Belichick has high expectations for him. Jones has great connection with his teammates and this chemistry will set up a good foundation for the team.