Patriots Promote DL Forston to Active Roster

David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

The Patriots fileld their vacant roster spot Saturday night by promoting rookie defensive lineman Marcus Forston from the practice squad to the active roster.

The New England Patriots have made a move to replace the roster spot that was void following the placement of tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve. Tonight, the team announced that they have promoted practice squad defensive lineman Marcus Forston to the active roster.

Forston, 22, was initially signed by the Patriots out of Miami after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He made the 53-man roster coming out of training camp, playing in just one game (coincidentally against the Ravens), before being released on September 26th. He was signed to the practice squad on September 28th, and has been there since.

Forston likely won't be on the Patriots active 46 man roster tomorrow against the Ravens, but his promotion does suggest that the team has seen what they like from him in his development. At 6'3" and 305 lbs, Forston was known to be stout against the run during his time at Miami, but also has qualities that make him a potential 3-technique, sub-package defensive tackle.

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