The Patriots signed defensive back Malcolm Williams to the practice squad Tuesday. Williams, 24, was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Oct. 27 and played as a reserve in the win at St. Louis. He was released by the Patriots on Nov. 17. Williams was signed to the New England practice squad on Sept. 1 after being released following training camp on Aug. 31.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder was originally drafted by New England in the seventh round (219th overall) out of Texas Christian in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Patriots at the end of his first training camp before being signed to the practice squad in November. Williams rotated between the practice squad and 53-man roster after being re-signed and played in two regular season games and all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLVI, mostly on special teams.
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