FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today the signing of DB Malcolm Williams to the practice squad. In addition, the Patriots released DB Josh Victorian from the practice squad.
Williams, a defensive back from Texas Christian University, was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 219th selection overall. Williams, 5-11, 200 pounds, originally signed with Oklahoma but ended up at Trinity Community College before going to Texas Christian University for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He contributed at safety and special teams at Texas Christian. He was released by the patriots on August 29, 2011.
Victorian, 5-10, 190 pounds, went to training camp with Baltimore after signing with the Ravens as a rookie free agent out of Louisiana Tech. He originally joined the Patriots practice squad on September 22, 2011.