FOXBORO, Mass. — The mystery has been solved.
The offensive lineman wearing No. 69 on the Patriots’ practice field was Patrick Ford, a rookie tackle out of Eastern Kentucky. Ford said in the locker room that he signed to the practice squad.
D.J. Williams was also spotted in the locker room. He was not allowed to speak to the media, but he looks very slender for a tight end, certainly below his listed weight of 6-foot-2, 245 pounds.
The Patriots still have one spot left on the practice squad and one on the 53-man roster. They cut Justin Green and Marcus Forston from the practice squad. A.J. Francis was signed to the Dolphins’ 53-man roster off New England’s practice squad. The Patriots had never filled Green’s spot on the practice squad after he was signed to the active roster.
Green is expected to re-sign to the practice squad if he clears waivers. We’ll know at 4 p.m.