FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed four players to the team's practice squad today; tight end Arther Love, cornerback Brock Williams and defensive linemen Jace Sayler and Maurice Anderson.
Anderson, 27, originally signed with the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 25, 2000. He was released by the team prior to the start of the season and claimed off waivers by the New York Jets. The 6-foot-3-inch, 296-pound defensive tackle was released by the Jets prior to the 2001 season and was re-signed to the Patriots practice squad on Oct. 16, 2001.
Love, 24, was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL draft out of South Carolina State. The 6-foot-4-inch, 255-pound tight end was placed on the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 28, 2001. He was activated on Nov. 21, but was listed among the Patriots inactives for each of the final six regular season games.
Sayler, 23, originally signed with the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 27, 2001 out of Michigan State. The 6-foot-5-inch, 295-pound defensive lineman made his NFL debut as a starter in the Patriots 2001 season opener at Cincinnati (9/9/01). He played in two games before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 5, 2001.
Williams, 23, was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2001 NFL draft (86th overall) out of Notre Dame. The 5-foot-10-inch, 195-pound cornerback was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 9, 2001 and missed the remainder of his rookie season.