Patriots add K Nick Folk, rookie to 53-man roster, sign pair to practice squad

The Patriots added kicker Nick Folk and rookie defensive back Myles Bryant to the 53-man roster from their practice squad Wednesday.

To fill their spots, the Pats signed second-year quarterback Jake Dolegala and offensive lineman James Ferentz.

Folk reverted back to the practice squad after Sunday’s win over Miami because he’d been promoted to the team’s 55-man game day roster the day before. He missed a 45-yard field goal against the Dolphins, but made all three extra points. Rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser remains on the team’s practice squad.

Bryant is making his first appearance on the active roster after being a casualty of cutdown day earlier this month. He was an unexpected playmaker throughout training camp, snaring multiple interceptions. The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder might enjoy a homecoming trip this weekend to Seattle, where he played college football at the University of Washington.

Ferentz rejoins the team after spending the past two seasons in New England, primarily as a practice-squad player. The 31-year-old can play guard and center and made one start last season. Dolegala, who stands at 6-foot-7, signed with the Bengals as a rookie after coming out of Central Connecticut State.

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