Patriots Re-Sign Anthony Johnson To Practice Squad, Work Out Free Agents


FOXBORO, Mass. — Anthony Johnson is back with the New England Patriots on Wednesday after one day in limbo.

Johnson was released from the Patriots’ 53-man roster Monday, cleared waivers Tuesday and re-signed to the team’s practice squad Wednesday. He began the season on the 53-man roster, was released and signed to the practice squad, re-signed to the active roster and now is back with the practice squad.

The Patriots released guard Chase Farris to make room for Johnson. Farris signed to the Patriots’ practice squad earlier this month.

The Patriots also recently worked out linebackers Jasper Brinkley, Trevor Bates and Randell Johnson. The team ultimately acquired Kyle Van Noy in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

Brinkely has started 42 of 94 career games, and he has 212 tackles and two sacks in his six-year career. He has spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

Bates was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He played one game this season.

Johnson was selected in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills out of Florida Atlantic. He played in 15 games, recording seven total tackles in 2014 and 2015.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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