The New England Patriots’ practice squad reduced back to eight on Monday evening.
Offensive lineman Tyler Gauthier has agreed to depart for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 53-man roster, his representation, EnterSports Management, confirmed to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Gauthier originally signed with New England as an undrafted free agent out of Miami.
The Patriots would waive Gauthier, the starter of 29 consecutive games for the Hurricanes, at the NFL’s roster deadline on Labor Day weekend. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound rookie played 141 snaps and made one start during his preseason audition with New England between center and guard.
Gauthier, 22, returned as a member of the Patriots’ scout team on Oct. 15, the same day he had been selected by the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL draft.
New England’s current practice squad includes wide receivers Quincy Adeboyejo and Devin Ross, guard Najee Toran, defensive linemen Nick Thurman and Tashawn Bower, linebackers Calvin Munson and Terez Hall, along with cornerback Nate Brooks.
Prior to Gauthier’s exit, offensive tackle Dan Skipper and defensive end Ufomba Kamalu had exited New England’s practice squad for the active rosters of the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens, respectively, this fall.