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Patriots make a small change to their practice squad, swap out offensive players

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New England makes a low-level personnel change.

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The New England Patriots had a busy week. In between preparing for their upcoming game against the Tennessee Titans, the team made numerous personnel moves impacting its active 53-man roster and its 10-man practice squad. The latest of those moves happened yesterday: as the Patriots announced, they signed wide receiver Damoun Patterson to their practice squad and released running back Josh Ferguson.

Patterson originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. The Youngstown State product was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and had a solid 2018 preseason: he caught a team-high nine passes for 112 yards and a touchdown, with the majority of his production coming in week one. However, he still failed to make the team’s 53-man roster after a toe injury led the Steelers to release him with an injury designation.

One week later, he was let go off the injured reserve list and entered the open market. In early October, Patterson visited the Patriots as a free agent but was not signed until yesterday. As noted above, he replaces Josh Ferguson on the practice squad: the running back was signed on Wednesday but after a mere two days is off the team again.

Following the transactions, New England’s practice squad now looks as follows:

TE Stephen Anderson

OT Cole Croston

QB Danny Etling

DE Trent Harris

DT Frank Herron

DE Ufomba Kamalu

LB Calvin Munson

WR Damoun Patterson

OT Eric Smith

CB Jomal Wiltz