Patriots rookie LB Skinner passes physical

Patriots linebacker Deontae Skinner passed his physical on Sunday and was activated off of the non-football injury list. The undrafted rookie out of Mississippi State has not been on the practice field with the Patriots during training camp due to an unknown issue.

The 6-2, 250 pounder will compete for reps in a linebacking group that expanded by one on Sunday when the team re-signed James Morris.

Below is a snapshot of the Patriots' insider linebackers group, listed in terms of projected depth:

Jerod Mayo

Jamie Collins

Dont'a Hightower

Steve Beauharnais

James Anderson

Chris White

Ja'Gared Davis

Darius Fleming

Cameron Gordon

James Morris

Taylor McCuller

Deontae Skinner