FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that offensive tackle Brennan Curtin has been released from the practice squad. Curtin was signed to the practice squad on Jan. 2. The practice squad now consists of six players following Curtin's release and the signing of defensive lineman Santonio Thomas to the active roster on Jan. 6.
Curtin, 25, was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers out of Notre Dame in the sixth round (212th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-9-inch, 335-pound offensive lineman spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons with the Packers, but did not see game action. He was listed among the day-of-game inactives for each game of the 2003 regular-season and playoffs. In 2004, he was placed on injured reserve in the preseason and missed the entire regular season and playoffs. Curtin was released by the Packers on Aug. 17, 2005.