FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced the re-signing of running back Kory Chapman to the practice squad today. Subsequently, long snapper Mike Solwold was released from the practice squad.
Chapman, 24, had spent the entire 2004 season on the Patriots oractice squad before being released on Jan. 12. He was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 17, 2004. The 6-foot-1-inch, 202-pound Jacksonville State product was signed by the Patriots on Sept. 3, 2004 and joined New England's practice squad on Sept. 5. The Batesville, Miss. native spent 2004 training camp with Baltimore, and was released by the Ravens on Aug. 30.
Solwold, 27, was signed to the practice squad on Jan. 12 and has played in a total of 12 NFL games spanning four seasons with Dallas (2001), Tampa Bay (2002) and Baltimore (2003-04). The 6-foot-6-inch, 244-pound long snapper was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings on April 25, 2001. The Wisconsin product was on the Baltimore Ravens' roster for one game in the 2004 regular season, handling long snapping duties in Baltimore's Dec. 12 game against the New York Giants.