Kearse (hand) was released from the Patriots' injured reserve list after reaching an injury settlement with the team Thursday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. Kearse suffered an injury to his hand over the course of the preseason, but was also treated for a minor stab wound last week following a non-football-related incident. He's since been released from the hospital, but no timetable has been provided for his recovery.
The Patriots have signed Kearse, CSN New England reports. With a total of 43 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 35 games since entering the NFL in 2011, the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder doesn't offer much utility in IDP formats, but the signing of Kearse does bolster the Patriots' defensive line depth.
The Redskins announced they have signed defensive end Frank Kearse on Monday. Kearse had been released by the team over the weekend. Linebacker Houston Bates was waived in a corresponding move on Monday.
The Redskins have elevated outside linebacker Houston Bates from the practice squad and released defensive end Frank Kearse. Bates earned his place by recording three sacks and a pass breakup in the preseason, but did not survive the final roster cuts.
The Redskins have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup against the Cardinals: quarterback Robert Griffin III (ankle), wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, guard Spencer Long, tackle Morgan Moses, cornerback CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) and linebackers Perry Riley (knee) and Jackson Jeffcoat. Griffin and Porter were previously ruled out, but Riley carried a questionable tag before being deemed inactive for the game. On the positive side, tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), safety Ryan Clark (ankle), linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) and tackle Trent Williams (knee) are all active after being listed as questionable on the team's final injury report. The Redskins had several players with a probable designation who are active for Week 6, including defensive ends Kedric Golston (groing) and Jason Hatcher (hamstring), defensive tackle Frank Kearse (thigh), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle) guard Shawn Lauvao (knee) and tackle Tyler Polumbus (finger).
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