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January 1, 2021 11:32 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche (foot) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

After missing nearly the entire first half of the season because of foot and ankle injuries, Uche will make yet another trip to IR as New England closes out its first non-playoff season since 2008. The second-round rookie was not terribly effective over his nine appearances this season, generating one sack and just nine tackles on a workload of 19.8 defensive snaps per contest. Uche's seven QB hits show he has promise as a pass rusher, though he largely struggled to close on those opportunities in 2020.

December 30, 2020 11:52 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Misses practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Uche made his first start of the season in this past Monday's loss to the Bills, but he suffered a foot injury after playing just 31 snaps. The rookie second-rounder is in danger of missing the season finale after being absent from practice to start the week. It's an unfortunate incident, as Uche was expected to handle a major workload to close out the season so that the Patriots could better examine his abilities. Chase Winovich and John Simon should both see more playing time if Uche is sidelined for Sunday's game against the Jets.

December 28, 2020 10:36 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche is dealing with a foot injury and is questionable to return to Monday's matchup with the Bills.

Uche had two tackles on the night before exiting the game. Should he not be able to return, look for John Simon and Chase Winovich to pick up the slack.

October 31, 2020 09:24 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Returns to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots activated Uche (foot) from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The start of Uche's NFL career has been tumultuous, as he was a healthy scratch Week 1 and sat out the next five games with a foot injury. After practicing for two weeks, the second-round pick out of Michigan could make his NFL debut Sunday against the Bills. His role may only be on special teams to start off, though.

October 21, 2020 08:12 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Back at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating the beginning of his 21-day window to be activated from IR, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.

The rookie second-rounder has yet to make his NFL debut, as he was a healthy scratch for the season opener and battled ankle and foot injuries after that. Uche spent three weeks on IR, however, and he's eligible to return Sunday against the 49ers. If he ends up being active, Uche is expected to stick to a reserve role.

September 26, 2020 09:24 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots placed Uche (foot) on injured reserve Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 2019 second-round pick has yet to play this season, and now he's inelgibile to return until at least Week 7's clash against the 49ers. Considering he was a healthy scratch in the season opener, it's unclear what role will be available to him when he returns.

September 25, 2020 04:56 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Can't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Raiders.

The rookie second-rounder wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday after missing the first two games of the season -- Week 1 as a healthy scratch and Week 2 with an ankle injury. It's unclear if his current foot issue is related to the ankle injury, but Uche will have his NFL debut put on hold as a result.

September 24, 2020 12:48 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche (ankle) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

Uche missed Week 2 against the Seahawks due to the ankle injury, but, as evidenced by this news, he appears ready to be available for Week 3. The Michigan product was a healthy scratch in Week 1, so now that again healthy, it's unclear what sort of role he'll have in the defense or if he'll see the field at all.

September 19, 2020 01:40 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Out Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche (ankle) will not play in Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Seahawks.

Uche was inactive due to a coach's decision in the Patriots' season-opening victory over the Dolphins. He was limited at practice due to an ankle issue this week, and it looks like the team will err on the side of caution and continue to take it slow with the 60th overall pick in the 2020 draft.

September 13, 2020 12:52 PM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Inactive for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Uche will be inactive due to a coach's decision for the team's Week 1 contest against the Dolphins.

Uche was selected 60th overall in the 2020 draft, making it somewhat of a surprise that's he inactive. On the other hand, New England runs a complex defense and without any preseason action Uche simply may not have a handle on the scheme yet.

April 25, 2020 06:04 AM
Patriots' Josh Uche: Scooped by New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots selected Uche in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 60th overall.

New England moved up to grab Uche to bolster its edge depth at the end of the second round. In a year that's light on edge rushers, Uche remains an intriguing prospect out of Michigan. He didn't crack the starting rotation until his senior year but exploded when given the chance, racking up 8.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. He has long arms (33.38 in.) and uses them to forklift linemen and get to the quarterback. A hamstring injury kept him out of combine drills, but the film shows a twitchy athlete with a knack for finding the ball carrier. He'll join fellow Michigan Wolverine Chase Winovich in New England's edge rotation.

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Sun 09/13@ NEL 11-2100000000
Sun 09/20@ SEAL 30-3500000000
Sun 11/01@ BUFL 21-2410100000
Mon 11/09@ NYJW 30-2700000000
Sun 11/15vs BALW 23-1710110000
Sun 11/22@ HOUL 20-2710100000
Sun 11/29vs ARIW 20-1700000000
Sun 12/06@ LACW 45-000000000
Thu 12/10@ LARL 3-2420200000
Sun 12/20@ MIAL 12-2211200000
Mon 12/28vs BUFL 9-3811200000
Career Defensive Stats
Total919 7.02 100-00

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