FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed S Sergio Brownto the 53-man roster from the practice squad today. To make room on the 53-man roster for Brown, the Patriots released RB Thomas Clayton.
Brown, 6-2, 210 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Notre Dame on April 29, 2010. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 4 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6.
Clayton, 5-11, 220 pounds, was signed by the Patriots from the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on Sept. 30, 2010. He originally signed with New England on June 11 and was released on Sept. 4. Clayton spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons on the San Francisco practice squad and 2009 on injured reserve with the 49ers after originally joining the team as a sixth round draft choice out of Kansas State in 2007. He was inactive during his two games on the New England 53-man roster.