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Patriots re-sign quarterback Jake Dolegala to practice squad, release tight end David Wells

Former Bengal Jake Dolegala first joined New England’s scout team in September.

Cincinnati Bengals v Washington Redskins Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

A fourth quarterback has returned to the depth chart for the New England Patriots.

The Patriots re-signed Jake Dolegala to the practice squad on Monday and released tight end David Wells, the organization announced.

Dolegala, 24, had joined the New England scout team on Sept. 16 and was released on Nov. 12. The 6-foot-7 QB from Central Connecticut State originally entered the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals as undrafted free agent in 2019. Dolegala spent his rookie regular season on the 53-man roster but did not appear in a game for Cincinnati.

Wells, 25, signed with the Patriots amid a series of moves last week following a free-agent workout. The San Diego State product went undrafted in 2018 and has made stops with the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs over the campaigns since then.

In additional Monday transactions, linebackers Terez Hall and Cassh Maluia reverted to the practice squad after serving as standard elevations Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens.

New England’s 23-17 win over Baltimore marked the second consecutive promotion and start for Hall, who has resided on the practice squad since arriving undrafted in 2019. The 23-year-old inside linebacker by way of Missouri has registered 16 tackles over the recent stretch while seeing 85 defensive snaps.

Maluia, a 2020 sixth-round draft pick, has checked into seven games on special teams this fall. The Patriots waived and re-signed the 22-year-old out of Wyoming to the practice squad of 16 last week.

The Patriots are scheduled to visit the Houston Texans for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff next Sunday at NRG Stadium.