Valentine did not practice this week and had yet to suit up for the Patriots this season. Geneo Grissom replaces him on the 53-man roster, but rookie Adam Butler is now the only reserve defensive tackle for the Patriots.
Valentine (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Valentine practiced on a limited basis Thursday but sat out Wednesday and Friday's sessions, so this isn't a major surprise. Undrafted rookie Adam Butler could see an enhanced role with Valentine missing his second consecutive game to start the season.
Valentine (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday.
Valentine is slated to be a valuable depth asset on the defensive line since undrafted rookie Adam Butler (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday. Without any injuries for the starters, though, Valentine isn't set to be a fantasy-relevant player.
Valentine (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice, and is listed as doubtful for Thursday's season opener against the Chiefs.
Without Valentine, the Patriots will be thin at defensive tackle depth Thursday. While he does not project to post fantasy relevant numbers this season, he could be a piece of the Patriots' defensive puzzle over the course of the season when healthy.
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