FOXBORO -- The Patriots signed linebacker Jeff Tarpinian off the practice squad on Thursday and released linebacker A.J. Edds. Taking Tarpinian's spot on the practice squad is defensive back Josh Victorian.
Edds was signed by the Patriots in the week prior to the season opener in Miami. He did not have a tackle against the Dolphins but made one tackle and assisted on another in the Week 2 win over the Chargers.
Tarpinian was an undrafted rookie free agent this summer out of Iowa and was signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers following camp. Victorian, also an undrafted rookie free agent this summer from Louisiana Tech, was released by the Ravens in training camp this summer.