FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed punter Tom Malone to their practice squad today.
Malone, 24, was previously a member of the Patriots practice squad from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15, 2008. He was also on the Patriots practice squad late in the 2006 season and was with the team for its 2007 training camp. He was signed to the Patriots practice squad on December 20, 2006, and was signed to the active roster on Jan. 23, 2007 before being released on Aug. 22, 2007. The 6-foot, 205-pound punter was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as a rookie free agent on May 5, 2006, and was released by the 49ers on June 29, 2006. He attended the University of Southern California and is a native of Lake Elsinore, Calif.