Cajuste (knee) is expected to be placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
It's unclear how Cajuste suffered the injury, but he missed the last two practices with the issue. The West Viriginia product will be eligible to return after the first three games of the regular season. In his stead, Justin Herron and Korey Cunningham will operate as the team's depth tackles.
Cajuste (quadriceps) is "healthy and good to go," Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
The 2019 third-round pick missed the entirety of the season after undergoing quad surgery in March 2019, but he's now fully recovered. Cajuste should fill a reserve spot at offensive tackle behind Marcus Cannon and Isaiah Wynn.
The Patriots placed Cajuste (quadriceps) on the reserve/non-football injury list to start the season, per the league's official transactions report.
Cajuste is coming off March surgery to repair his quad muscle. He won't be eligible to practice or play for the first six weeks of the regular season. Cajuste's chances of contributing as a rookie remain unclear.
Cajuste (quadriceps) was placed on the non-football injury list by the Patriots on Sunday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
The third-round pick underwent pre-draft surgery in March to repair his quad muscle, and is still unable to participate in drills. Cajuste originally was given a timetable of three months following surgery, so it's unclear how much longer the injury could linger. The first scheduled training camp day for the Patriots is Thursday, and Cajuste can come off the NFI list at any time.
Cajuste (quadriceps) has not been cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
Cajuste underwent surgery in March to repair his quad muscle and was originally given a timetable of three months. With that, he likely has about another month to go before he is fully cleared to take part in practice.