The New England Patriots have officially activated QB Jacoby Brissett off their injured reserve list on Wednesday and placed DT Woodrow Hamilton on waivers in a corresponding move.
It was reported a few weeks ago the Patriots were expected to activate Brissett, but it appears as though they wanted to wait until the last minute to cut someone to make room 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.
Hamilton, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi back in May. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to their practice squad.
The Patriot promoted him to their active roster back in October.
In 2016, Hamilton has appeared in two games and recorded three tackles and no sacks for the Patriots.