The Patriots will, however, need to make a corresponding roster move to free up a roster spot for Brissett.
Brissett, 22, was taken in the third round of this year’s NFL draft by the Patriots. He’s in the first year of his four-year, $3.411 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.
New England officially designated Brissett as their player to return from injured reserve a few weeks ago.
In 2016, Brissett has thrown for 400 yards while completing 61.8 percent of his passes to go along with 83 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground over the course of three games.