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Patriots add TE Austin Traylor and OG Chase Farris to the practice squad

New England has filled out its practice squad by signing two players.

The New England Patriots have been part of what is arguably the biggest trade of this year’s regular season. While sending Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional draft pick garners most of the headlines, it is not the only transaction the team has made as of late.

According to Mike Reiss, the Patriots have signed two players to their practice squad:

New practice squad players for Patriots: TE Austin Traylor (Wisconsin) and G Chase Farris (Ohio State).

The 23-year old Traylor instantly becomes the Patriots’ number three tight end - by default. The undrafted rookie was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys and after roster cutdowns moved to the San Diego Chargers’ practice squad, off which he was released a month ago. Now, he joins the Patriots.

Like Traylor, the 23-year old Farris entered the league as an undrafted rookie. He was signed by the Detroit Lions and spent time on their practice squad before moving to the Patriots’ in early October. He was released last week but is now back with the team.

New England had two open spots on its practice squad after promoting running back Tyler Gaffney to the active roster and losing running back Bishop Sankey to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier today. New England still has an open spot on its active roster.