FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that OL Nick McDonald was signed to the practice squad. McDonald was released from the practice squad yesterday.
To make room for McDonald, the Patriots released WR Kerry Taylor from the practice squad.
McDonald, 6-4, 316 pounds, originally joined the Patriots practice squad on September 5, 2011 after being released by the Green Bay Packers. He was signed by Green Bay as a rookie free agent out of Grand Valley State on April 30, 2010. He was inactive for all 16 regular-season games and four postseason games with the Packers last season.
Taylor, 6-0, 196 pounds, was originally signed by Green Bay as a rookie free agent on July 28, 2011 out of Arizona State. He was released by Green Bay on Sept. 3, 2011. He appeared in 46 games with 20 starts at Arizona State and finished his career with 112 receptions for 1,433 yards and seven touchdowns.