Reports: New England Patriots to promote RB Jonas Gray, OL Chris Barker to … – The Republican – masslive.com (blog)
New England Patriots running backs Jonas Gray, left, and Brandon Bolden walk onto the field for a walk-through at the NFL football team’s facility Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will play the New York Jets in Foxborough Thursday night. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
It seems two practice squad players will get a crack at game action tonight, as both Jonas Gray and Chris Barker will be called up by the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports.
The #Patriots plan to promote RB Jonas Gray from their practice squad today to replace injured RB Stevan Ridley. Power back from Notre Dame
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2014
OL Chris Barker expected to be promoted from practice squad to roster for tonight’s game vs. Jets. Depth needed with multiple OL injuries.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 16, 2014
Gray, a bruising 230-pound back, will join Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and rookie James White on the active roster.
Barker, a second-year guard who has played one career game with Miami, gives the team depth on the interior line. His promotion most likely signals that Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly, both suffering from concussions, will miss tonight’s game. They’re both listed as questionable.
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