The Patriots promoted linebacker Darius Fleming from the practice squad to its 53-man roster, reports NESN.com. Fleming has yet to appear in an NFL regular season game.
The Patriots signed linebacker Darius Fleming, offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann and defensive lineman Kona Schwenke to their practice squad. New England released defensive lineman Cam Henderson and running back Marcus Thigpen from the squad.
The Patriots signed linebacker Deontae Skinner off the practice squad Saturday and waived linebacker Darius Fleming in a corresponding move, ESPN reports.
The Patriots inactive list for Week 1 against the Dolphins is as follows: Offensive linemen Josh Kline and Bryan Stork; defensive linemen Michael Buchanan and Chris Jones; linebacker Darius Fleming; running back James White; and wide receiver Aaron Dobson.
49ers linebacker Darius Fleming has reportedly torn his ACL in the same knee he hurt last year and will be waived/injured by the team, according to Comcast Sportsnet. He's reportedly being replaced on the roster by linebacker Travis Johnson.