This means that the Patriots will now have three weeks to active Brissett from the injured reserve list or he would be out for the season.
The Patriots placed Brissett on injured reserve back in October with a thumb injury to make room for QB Tom Brady.
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.
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.