The New England Patriots have signed OT Keavon Milton and OT Torrian Wilson to the practice squad. As a result, the Patriots have released WR Austin Hill and DB Floyd Raven, Sr. to make space.
Milton is a Lombardi connection from Cleveland back in 2013 as a former tight end converted to tackle. He spent the 2014 season with the Seahawks and was on the roster during their playoff run and ultimate defeat at the hands of the Patriots. New England should have some good insight on him.
Wilson was a player the Patriots wanted out of the draft:
#patriots tried to sign Torrian Wilson to an UDFA deal after the draft. I believe Detroit offered him more to sign.— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) November 10, 2015
The Lions groomed the 6'2, 318 lber to play guard, but he was a left tackle while in college.
The health of Brandon LaFell meant that Aaron Dobson is now relegated to scout team duties, making Hill expendable, while the Patriots still have nine safeties on the roster with the release of Raven.
The Patriots will likely wait until the end of the week to fill the final active roster spot to determine whether or not tackle Sebastian Vollmer is able to pass the concussion protocol.