Pats Activate Zusevics for Jets Game

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

 

Patriots news release…

PATRIOTS ACTIVATE MARKUS ZUSEVICS TO THE 53-MAN ROSTER; RELEASE WR GREG SALAS

 

   FOXBOROUGH, Mass.
– The New England Patriots announced today that rookie OL Markus
Zusevics (ZOOZ-uh-vicks) has been active to the 53-man roster from the
reserve/non football injury list. In addition, the Patriots released WR
Greg Salas. Zusevics will wear jersey #66.

   Zusevics,
23, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Iowa on
May 10, 2012. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder, was placed on the
reserve/non-football injury list on Aug. 27, 2012. He was a two-year
starter at right tackle during his college career at Iowa.

   Salas,
24, was signed by the Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice
squad on Nov. 17 and played as a reserve last Sunday vs. Indianapolis.
He was originally acquired by New England in a trade with St. Louis on
Sept. 1, 2012, in exchange for an undisclosed future draft choice. Salas
dressed for the 2012 season-opener at Tennessee but did not play and
was inactive vs. Arizona in the home-opener. Salas was released on Sept.
19 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 20. Salas was originally
drafted by St. Louis in the fourth round (112th overall) of
the 2011 NFL Draft out of Hawaii. The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder played in
six games for the Rams last season and finished with 27 receptions for
269 yards. His season was limited to six games due to a leg injury.