FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that they have signed RB Tyler Gaffney to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Gaffney, 25, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with New England. He was signed to the practice squad on Oct. 17, 2016, after being released by the Patriots on the final cut-down on Sept. 3, 2016. The 6-foot, 220-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (204th overall) by the Carolina Panthers out of Stanford in the 2014 NFL Draft. He suffered an injury in his first NFL training camp while with Carolina and spent the season on injured reserve after being claimed off waivers by the Patriots on July 28, 2014. Gaffney was injured in training camp last year and spent the entire 2015 season on injured reserve.