The New England Patriots added two players to the 53-man roster, Tuesday. 

The first player is linebacker Nicholas Grigsby, who the team signed off of the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. Grigsby entered the league with the Los Angeles Rams, as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

After starting the 2016 campaign on their practice squad, the Pittsburgh product was added to the active roster in November and played in the team's final six games. Grigsby was cut by LA prior to the start of this season and had spent most of the year on the Ravens practice squad.

With Kyle Van Noy suffering an apparent lower leg injury at the end of Sunday's win over Miami, the addition of Grisby adds depth to New England's thin linebacking corps, especially if Van Noy is unavailable to play this week.

The second player added to the active roster is offensive lineman Jason King, who was initially signed by New England as an undrafted free agent back in May. He had spent time this season on both New England and Baltimore's practice squads and had yet to crack the 53-man roster until today.

His addition likely means that LaAdrian Waddle and Marcus Cannon might both be unable to go this week against Buffalo.


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