On Saturday the Patriots announced they have activated tight end Visanthe Shiancoe from the injured reserve .
Shiancoe was placed on the injured reserve earlier in the season with the new designation to return.
The 30-year-old signed with the Patriots in the offseason after playing the past five years with the Minnesota Vikings. Last season Shiancoe compiled 409 yards on 36 receptions and three touchdowns.
Mike Felger and Troy Brown break down the New England Patriots defense.
DENVER - The Denver Broncos ruined Brock Osweiler's homecoming Monday night, incessantly hurrying, hitting and harassing their former teammate in a 27-9 win over his Houston Texans.
Coach Gary Kubiak returned to the sideline following his second health scare in three years, and he liked what he saw as the Broncos (5-2) snapped a two-game skid in sending the overwhelmed Texans home at 4-3.
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