The New England Patriots signed defensive back Omare Lowe to their practice squad today. The Patriots subsequently announced the release of safety Scott Farley from the practice squad.
Lowe, 26, was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (161st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1-inch, 195-pounder has played in three NFL games in his career and recorded one special teams tackle. Lowe joins his fifth NFL team after spending time on the active rosters of the Miami Dolphins (2002) and the New York Jets (2003), while also seeing time with the practice squads of the Tennessee Titans (2003) and Minnesota Vikings (2004). The University of Washington product was most recently a member of the Vikings practice squad from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, 2004. He played in two games for the Jets last season and saw time in one game with Miami as a rookie in 2002.
Farley, 24, was signed to the practice squad on Nov. 3, 2004. He was previously with the Patriots in the spring of 2003 and also this past offseason before being released following training camp. The 6-foot, 212-pound native of Williamstown, Mass. played for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe in the spring of 2004.