Patriots promote Kamar Aiken

The Patriots have promoted wide receiver Kamar Aiken from the practice squad to the active roster.

The Patriots had just 52 players on the active roster, so no corresponding roster move was needed.

Aiken, out of Central Florida, adds wide receiver depth, where the Patriots have been playing with just four wideouts for much of the season.

With defensive end Jermaine Cunningham set to return from suspension as soon as Monday, the Patriots will have to make a corresponding roster move to activate him to the roster (the timing could depend on a possible exemption).

Earlier this week, head coach Bill Belichick discussed the possibilities of how the team could utilize its 53rd roster spot (link HERE).