Patriots add depth with two offensive tackles already inactive

It didn’t take long for veteran offensive tackle Conor McDermott to get called up from the practice squad.

McDermott, who signed back to the Patriots’ practice squad on Oct. 17, was elevated from the practice squad onto the gameday roster Saturday.

Additional offensive tackle depth was necessary with Calvin Anderson (illness) and Vederian Lowe (ankle) already ruled inactive. Left tackle Trent Brown (ankle/knee) is also questionable but expected to play. Mike Onwenu started at right tackle last week. Rookie Sidy Sow started at right guard last Sunday but also has experience at tackle.

The expected available offensive linemen for tomorrow’s game are Brown, left guard Cole Strange, center David Andrews, Sow, Onwenu, McDermott and rookies Atonio Mafi and Jake Andrews.

The Patriots also have offensive linemen Riley Reiff and Tyrone Wheatley Jr. on injured reserve.

Outside linebacker Josh Uche (ankle/toe), a trade deadline candidate, was also ruled out Saturday. League sources have projected that he could net a third- or fourth-round pick in a trade. One team source did not question the validity of Uche’s injury three days out from the trade deadline.

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