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Patriots re-sign DL Jimmy Staten to the practice squad; Release WR Nathan Palmer from the practice squad

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have re-signed DL Jimmy Staten to the practice squad and released WR Nathan Palmer from the practice squad. 

Staten, 24, was released by the Patriots from the practice squad on Sept. 16 after being signed to the practice squad on Sept. 7. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick (172nd overall) by Seattle out of Middle Tennessee State in 2014. The 6-foot-3, 311-pounder, spent the majority of last season on the Seattle practice squad. He was released by Seattle on Aug. 17, 2015, and claimed off waivers by the New York Giants on Aug. 18. The Giants released him on Sept. 1, 2015.

Palmer, 26, was signed to the Patriots practice squad on Sept. 7, 2015. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with San Francisco on May 4, 2012, out of Northern Illinois. The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder, spent three weeks on the 49ers practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster of Indianapolis. He played in five games with the Colts as a rookie. Palmer spent the 2013 season on the practice squad of Miami and Denver and spent one game on the Denver 53-man roster in 2014 before finishing the season on the Broncos' practice squad. 

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