Patriots Promote Defensive Tackle Marcus Forston to 53-Man Roster From Practice Squad

The Patriots made one final tweak to their roster on Saturday, signing rookie defensive tackle Marcus Forston from the practice squad to fill the open roster slot vacated by the injury to Rob Gronkowski last weekend.

Signed out of the University of Miami as an undrafted free agent in May, Forston saw action in three preseason games and one regular season contest, playing eight snaps in New England’s 31-30 loss to Baltimore on Sept. 23.

The 6-foot-2, 310 pound lineman totaled 60 tackles and seven sacks in four years with the Hurricanes, but injuries caused him to miss the majority of the 2009 and 2011 seasons.

The Patriots will play host to the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

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