FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have placed DL Tashawn Bower and LB Josh Uche on injured reserve.
Bower, 25, originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie free agent out of Louisiana State on May 5, 2017. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder appeared in seven games as a reserve for Minnesota over two-plus seasons before being released midseason in 2019 and finishing the year on the Patriots practice squad. Bower began the 2020 season on the practice squad before being added to the 53-man roster on Nov. 7. He played in seven games with three starts and totaled 11 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed.
Uche 22, was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (60th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder played in nine games with one start and posted nine tackles and one sack. Uche was inactive for the first two games of the season and missed four contests after being placed on injured reserve on Sept. 26.