Rookie kicker Quinn Nordin is expected to be placed on the New England Patriots injured rickshaw just before 1pm on Sunday. ET matchup with New York Jets, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Nordin, 23, was ruled out of the final injury report of the week because of an abdominal injury that limited limited arrivals on Thursday and was sidelined on Friday.
“Hopefully, by November, he’s back and is able to kick,” Rapoport said of Nordin, who will be eligible to return after at least three games.
Nordin made a 53-man roster for New England after the pre-season, in which he went on to score 6 out of 8 and 4 out of 8 on extra points with lengths of 48 and 50 yards. The Michigan production will then be inactive in the opener against the Miami Dolphins.
In Nordin’s absence, Nick Folk served as the standard promotion from the practice squad. The veteran kicker scored his three field goals and single extra points in a 17-16 loss before returning with backup quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Placing Nordin in the injured reserve will open second place on the active roster for both recent promotions from the scout team, which is currently at 16th.
No addictive movements telephoned the NFL deal for the Patriots on Friday.