New England claimed wide receiver Jimmy Farris off the San Francisco practice squad to fill the roster spot made available when Terry Glenn was suspended.
The 6-0, 200-pound Farris spent training camp with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie out of Montana and was among the final cuts. He was quickly re-signed to the practice squad, where he has been all season.
During his college years Farris had 129 receptions for 2,233 yards and 21 touchdowns.
On the Glenn front, Belichick did not question his decision to keep the receiver on the roster until Thursday. Despite the problems with Glenn, Belichick said he maintained hope the player would be able to contribute
"I'm comfortable, not the way it has worked out, but that there were a lot of steps along the way," Belichick said. "I tried to evaluate the situation and make the decision that I thought was best at that time and that's what I did."