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New England Patriots Announce Inital 2015 Practice Squad

The Patriots have publicized the team's first practice squad unit.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots have announced the following players as the team's initial practice squad of 2015:

Most of these are old faces that spent the preseason or the past with the Patriots. Here are some new names:

WR Nathan Palmer is a 5'10, 195 lbs receiver that graduated from Northern Illinois in 2012. He has spent the bulk of his career on the Colts and the Broncos and offers a Jonathan Krause level of athleticism that will benefit the practice squad. He has the distinction of one reception for -4 yards.

OT Blaine Clausell is a 6'6, 330 lbs rookie out of Mississippi State who spent the offseason with the Ravens. Clausell was a three-year starter in the SEC and offers potential if he slides inside, but is currently expected to try and grow as a tackle.

DT Jimmy Staten is a 6'4, 300 lbs body from Middle Tennessee State who spent the 2014 season on the Seahawks practice squad. He spent the bulk of the offseason with Seattle and had a stint with the Giants.