Riley McCarron signed promoted from Patriots' practice squad
The Patriots have promoted sophomore wide receiver Riley McCarron from the practice squad to the active roster. McCarron will be eligible to play in Week 1 as the Patriots host the Houston Texans.
New England's receiving corps has been hit hard by injuries and will be missing Julian Edelman for the first four games. McCarron is undersized but fits the mold of a Patriots' slot receiver and could actually make an immediate impact out of the slot against a Texans secondary that was one of the worst in football last season.