BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots will be without right guard Tre’ Jackson for at least the first six weeks of the season.
Jackson will start his second NFL season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, the team announced on Monday. The Patriots drafted Jackson in the fourth-round out of Florida State last season, and he went on to play in 13 games for New England as a rookie.
Jackson is not eligible to come off the reserve/PUP list for the first six weeks of the season, but will not count against New England’s official team roster while on the list.
With Jackson on the PUP, and offensive lineman Bryan Stork and defensive linemen officially released on Monday, New England must clear up five more roster spots prior to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, when teams must trim their roster to 75 players. Final preseason cuts are due on Saturday, when NFL rosters must be down to 53 players.