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Patriots sign LB Deontae Skinner; Release WR Jonathan Krause


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed rookie LB Deontae Skinner to the practice squad. Skinner was released from the 53-man roster on Oct. 29.

In addition, the Patriots released WR Jonathan Krause from the practice squad.

Skinner, 24, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Mississippi State on May 12, 2014. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder, was released by the Patriots on Aug. 26 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1. He was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Sept. 13 and played in seven games with one start, accumulating 10 total tackles and three special teams tackles.

Krause, 22, joined the New England practice squad on Oct. 24. He was originally signed by Cleveland as a rookie free agent out of Vanderbilt on May 12, 2014. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, was released by Cleveland on Aug. 25, 2014. Krause finished his college career with 98 receptions for 1,197 yards and five touchdowns.

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