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Patriots work out four players; make minor practice squad transaction

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New England is busy maintaining its roster and practice squad.

The New England Patriots are known for making more transactions than the typical NFL team. Be it the practice squad or the 53-man roster, the Patriots always try to have the best possible personnel available and to do that, moves have to be made every now and then.

Therefore, the news reported by Doug Kyed of a minor transaction as well as four workouts do not come as a surprise.

The Patriots released defensive back Mike Hilton from their practice squad.

Hilton, who went undrafted this year, was originally signed to New England’s practice squad last week after spending his summer with the Jacksonville Jaguars. His release created a spot that the team quickly filled with a wide receiver:

The Patriots signed WR DeAndrew White to the practice squad. Former Alabama WR.

Like Hilton, White entered the league as an undrafted free agent. After he was not selected in the 2015 draft, he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he spent his entire rookie season. White appeared in four games as a returnman but was released as parts of this year’s roster cutdowns.

According to Kyed, New England has also worked out the following players:

The Patriots recently worked out WR Anthony Dable, DE Ryan Russell, G Ian Silberman and DE Davis Tull.

Silberman, Russell and Tull were all selected in the 2015 draft (rounds six, five, and five) and appeared in a combined two NFL games. Dable, on the other hand, started his career in Europe before moving to New York to play with the Giants earlier this year. He has yet to catch a pass in an NFL game.